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Old 05-01-2012, 07:50 PM   #81
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Kids get curious. Even more so when you are not there to supervise. Any time you do not have a firearm in your immediate possession when kids are present, LOCK THEM UP! Every year many kids are killed by mommy or daddy leaving a loaded pistol laying around. If you live in a $hitty neighborhood where you feel a need to be armed in your home 24/7..... move.
Very well said! Thank you.
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I for one would not keep a loaded gun in plain sight with a small child around, ever. They can be told over and over again to leave them alone but sometimes curiosity gets the better of them. One shot can change your life forever. Can you imagine living with the aftermath of a child's death caused from an accidental shooting involving one of your handguns? This is not to mention the possible legal consequences. I say put that gun away NOW. Why do you feel the need to have a loaded gun immediately available in the house? Does a threat situation exist? If so, that needs to be taken care of. I know some of you might not agree with me but that is my opinion.
I agree with keeping a loaded weapon, where it cannot be accessed by a child. BUT.....I keep a loaded handgun with me at ALL times. (yes, even in the bathroom) Am I paranoid? Not at all. I've given several of my Lib friends something to think about, with this simple test,:

1. Get a steak from the fridge.

2. Get a steak knife from the drawer.

3. Lay the steak on the counter.

4. Call 911, and start stabbing the steak.

5. When 911 arrives, stop stabbing the steak.

6. Look at steak.

This could be YOU, or one of your loved ones. An extreme example, perhaps, but it illustrates the need for a handgun at the ready. I did not create the world we live in; but I will not be a victim of it, either.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:33 PM   #83
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Holy crap Batman! It's a Zombie Thread!

Seriously though...I used to keep a gun in the top of my closet. When my son was old enough to get at it I bolted a cheap safe in the top of the closet. Now I would trust him to defend the home if he had to. He is 15 and an accomplished shooter.

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Even if you can't afford a gun safe a lockable gun cabinet will keep curious minors away from your guns. A lockable gun cabinet will also keep many burglars away from your guns.

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Even if you can't afford a gun safe a lockable gun cabinet will keep curious minors away from your guns. A lockable gun cabinet will also keep many burglars away from your guns.
Or an old fridge in the basement with 5 padlocks on it....I live with a Redneck...lol
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I can`t tell you or your wife which right or wrong all I can do is tell you past experiences. We grew up as kids with guns everywhere & some not as high up as the top of the frig, but you did NOT touch a gun unless dad said so & there were never any problems. And now I have four boys all grown now, but when growing up, other than the arms room which is almost always locked, I have & always have had guns laying around the house & my boys knew not to bother them, & there was never a problem. Now I have a 2 year old granddaughter & when she comes over & if she sees a gun that just happens to be out she points, shakes her head & says papaws gun don`t touch, I believe it`s all in the teaching & I have three generation of proof.

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From what I understand, a kid that age does not POSSESS the ability to understand this type of thing. No matter that you have explained, and shown, etc. He may not have any interest TODAY, but TOMORROW is another story….

So, you're not wrong, your wife is. Although, the gun should be under lock and key…..

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Zombie thread. Still:

Sunday, November 17, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Fayetteville police said a 4-year-old boy playing with a loaded handgun shot and killed himself Saturday morning. Police responded to a home in the 1600 block of Stanford Court just before 10:45 a.m. Investigators said Killian Perez got the loaded handgun from on top of a refrigerator and shot himself.

Full story: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9328427

From lawyer Al Patrick’s site:

The most memorable for me occurred in Onslow County, where a young boy found his father’s loaded .357 revolver on top of the refrigerator and accidentally shot his playmate in the face. The child survived, but had a significant facial injury that required extensive treatment, reconstructive surgery and resulted in a lifetime of issues related to the shooting.

Link: http://www.lawyerseast.com/blog/2013/12/firearm-safety-accidental-shooting-children/

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Or an old fridge in the basement with 5 padlocks on it....I live with a Redneck...lol
Humidity FTL! Make sure he has a goldenrod or some similar humidity combatant.
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Lock everything up. Once my niece got old enough to walk all my stuff gets locked up in a locked room. My sister likes to stop by alot. I found that the quick access biometric vaults works great in my top dresser drawer. I use it to keep my sd- carry gun in when im home.

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