When my daughter turned 16 we bought her a car. On old one by the way. When I gave her the keys there was mace attached to them. I wouldn't have given her a gun at 16. But lets face it...if someone tried to rape her and she maced them, who would blame her or me for that matter?
Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.