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Old 03-19-2013, 08:55 PM   #11
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I think it's fine. When I was that age my father got me my own 1911 because my father got tired of me hogging his at the range.

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:51 PM   #12
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My son has three boys, ages 14, 11 and 8. All have been very carefully trained in firearms safety and all shoot under my son's very strict supervision. The eldest will probably begin deer hunting with his own .243 this fall, again in the company of his dad. All three boys have shot the lovely Smith Model 15-8 I gave my son, the older two a lot. They won't officially own handguns till each turns 18, but they'll know how to handle them responsibly. It's all about good teaching, and always has been.

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:14 AM   #13
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My 13 year old son saved his money and bought a Glock 19 when he was 8. He has worked and put his money towards quite a few firearms and I've given him several others for his birthday. He just bought an EAA Witness P Carry last week with his own money. I think he has 13 guns now including two SBR's.

I keep them locked in the safe and he will get them when he's 18 but I'm proud of the fact he has learned to work and save his money for something worthwhile instead of wasting it on video games and other crap.

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:40 AM   #14
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Also, look at it this way.....for now it's another gun in your house ....or at least until he is old enough to move on...

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Would you adopt me? could use another 9MM.

I promise to be behave, too.

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:39 PM   #16
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My son got a .,22 S&W "Kit gun" at 8. He got a S&W model 19 .357 magnum at 12. He worked part time and saved his money and acquired a Glock 17 at 15.

They remained locked in my gun safe until he left home for college at 18.

I've seen 21 year olds that I wouldn't trust with a pocket knife. And I seen many 12 year olds that I wouldn't hesitate to trust with an MP-5 full auto. Depends on the kid.

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Personally, I don't think there is a darn thing wrong with buying your kid a handgun if he is mature and responsible enough to own one.

The preconception that young boys cannot be trusted with firearms is a manufacture of today's society not based in fact. Obviously you do not want to break the law, don't let liberal paranoia dissuade you from doing the right thing for your child.

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #18
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That does seem like a reasonable purchase. I am a year older and I have not even shot anything above a 32 auto.

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