Open carry at 16!!

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Jon12312, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Jon12312

    Jon12312 New Member

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    I read somewhere that in VT 16 year olds can open carry with parental permision, is this true? What do ya'll think about it?
     
  2. trip286

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    I think 16 is a bit young. But I also feel kids should learn to drive well before they're old enough to get a license so they know what the hell they're doing when they finally get turned loose behind the wheel, so the same circumstances could apply with guns I guess. I was allowed to carry a .22 pistol camping on my own at 12. I've had exactly one ND/AD in my life.
     

  3. Jon12312

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    Very true. Its just something I saw on the web. Nd/ad?
     
  4. vincent

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    Negligent Discharge/Accidental Discharge
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Dropped a rifle out of a tree stand at 15 or 16. It went off and put a hole in the seat right next to my right glute.
     
  6. vincent

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    Why did that just make me chuckle? Sorry, that's wrong! :D
     
  7. trip286

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    Heck yeah that's wrong! :) Any guesses what a .30-06 would do to a butt cheek? I'm glad I didn't find out.
     
  8. Muliemaster

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    Ohhhhh damn sore butt for sure my brother fired a 22 mag while we out in the pastur
     
  9. Muliemaster

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    Didnt finish, we were out driving in the pasture lookin for yotes he had his 22 mag next to him, somehow he ended up shootin it in the truck hittin me in the right foot, damn it burned like hell, we were 15 at the time
     
  10. texaswoodworker

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    My guess would be that you would no longer have two butt cheeks.:eek::D

    Ouch. How did the gun go off?
     
  11. texaswoodworker

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    I think it would be ok if they took a really good class on gun safety and were trained well.
     
  12. Muliemaster

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    He was holding the gun by the trigger im sure he slipped on one of the bumps causing himself to pull the trigger, a very stupid pair of young it wont happen to me kids well we learned the hard way.
     
  13. trip286

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    Don't go making assumptions about how I almost shot my a$$ off. It's earlier in the thread and covered in more detail in other threads, but to tell it again...in quick time.

    It was the first deer I had seen while hunting, and it was a huge buck, my fingers were cold and numb, I got uber excited, went to throw the gun to my shoulder flicking off the safety, and the rifle just slipped from my hands. It landed square on the butt and went off.

    Yeah, it was a dumb bass mistake, but not quite so stupid as walking around with my finger on the trigger. My mistake was failing to maintain control of my rifle, leading to a potentially fatal accident. Lessons learned.
     
  14. Muliemaster

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    Has nothin to do about your damn post so ease up lil champ read an u will know
     
  15. Muliemaster

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    I was answering texaswoodworker how my brother shot me in the foot
     
  16. trip286

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    My bad, I thought the question was directed at me.
     
  17. Muliemaster

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    No bad ,its all good pal
     
  18. notdku

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    I had access to land when I was younger than that and carried my .22 everywhere. Of course that wasn't in public.
     
  19. Vikingdad

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    As long as the kid has been trained I see nothing wrong with it. My kids regularly go hunting rabbits, quail or squirrels on my land on their own. They are well trained and very safe, they have both passed the hunter safety test with high scores (97% and 95%). I think they should be allowed to own guns and carry concealed.
     
  20. The_Kid

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    Times sure have changed. Me and most of my friends open carried being younger than 16. Since we didn't drive, it was unmistakable that we carried shotguns as we walked our way to our favorite hunting spot. No one blinked an eye!

    We had marksmanship classes in school... Using guns!

    35 years ago people understood and respected the Second Amendment. How far we've fallen for this to even be a question.
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    When my grandmother was in grade school she would carry a 22 rifle to school so she could hunt on the way back home.