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Gun safety question

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3 mins ago, redfishkiller said:

A freind of mines 16 yo got killed riding a dirt bike on a trail he had ridden a thousand times, helmet , padded protector jacket and pants, the works, he ran off the trail and hit a tree just rite, killed him dead.

shall we put an age restriction on dirt bikes and atv’s next?

or bicycles , my ex wife’s nephew ran a stop sighn on a bicycle and got nailed by a car, on his way home from school he was seventeen , what should the age requirement be on bicycles?

It's impossible to have this type of discussion with the lemmings who have been raised on the idea that guns are only around for killing people. It's bred into them and goes deep. Like your boyfriend.

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4 hours ago, Wigeon said:

Most states have laws relative to hunting that require an adult to be present at all times until  ~ 15-18 or so.

 

Tough thing to put a number on, we let them drive at 16 which is prolly much more dangerous than handling firearms when you consider opportunity for **** ups ratio.

 

Not adults til 18 so suppose its still on the parents to secure all weapons until then.

21 in CT

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Just now, The TideRunner said:

21 in CT

That's insane but equally as nuts as the cigarette and liquor laws in NJ

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18 mins ago, Tom T said:

Unclear, at least what I'm reading.  From Hartford Courant: 

 

Police have released few details in the shooting death of Ethan Song, 15, but law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said investigators were told Ethan and another child were playing with the gun in the Seaside Avenue home rented by private investigator Daniel Markle, the son of the late New Haven State’s Attorney Arnold Markle. They investigated whether the teens were playing a version of Russian roulette, but the sources said the boys were not aware there was a bullet in the gun.

On Wednesday, police issued a statement saying, “We have no evidence or information to suggest that the teens were playing a version of Russian roulette or that the boys thought the gun was unloaded because there was no magazine in it.”

Authorities also are looking into how the boys got access to the gun and who owns the weapon. It is a class D felony to improperly store a firearm or to leave it where a minor could get access without permission of a parent or guardian.

The sources said investigators have been told that the boys didn’t think the gun was loaded because there was no magazine in it — but that there was one bullet in the chamber. The two boys are believed to have been the only people in the house at the time of the shooting.

Thanks.  My wife and I saw on Facebook he was killed in an accidental shooting, but I hadn’t sought out the details. Can’t imagine losing a child

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3 hours ago, Billybob said:

Why would anyone in a cottage in Jamestown in the early 20th century need a semi-auto weapon?

 

Rumrunners? 

Billybob.....all emotional about the scary black guns. :laugh:

It's not need it's because I can......MERICA !!!!!

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1 hour ago, Cfinnely68 said:

I have a friend who won't bring her kids to my house because I don't lock up most of my guns. She bitches all the time that her brat wants to come swim in my pool and I tell her then teach your kid right from wrong and stop blaming me for not baby proofing my house. When I was a kid our house was a damn death trap. My dad kept cans of CS tear gas in a kitchen drawer. We kept batteries, extension cords, and shotgun shells in a cardboard box by the tv. Every room had guns in it. Every room also had dangling exposed wiring from my dad's unfinished "projects". I survived fine. Raise your kids not to be morons and stop relying on the government to protect you from the big bad scary world. 

:th:  And if I may add: Teach kids to be ACCOUNTABLE!

Edited by Jettyhound

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31 mins ago, riverrunner said:

Billybob.....all emotional about the scary black guns. :laugh:

It's not need it's because I can......MERICA !!!!!

I already said that people are gonna make their own decisions. This is just discussion for me.

 

When I see those pics of your grandkids, I think it's great. What I also see is they're learning guns in the context of hunting, in the company of multiple adults, and being out there pretty frequently. That's rural gun country tradition. I don't think I'm quite as confident about non-hunters. Though the stats on accidental shootings might prove me wrong on that.

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You make your bed and you lay in it. If you don't secure your guns or have your kids understand what to do in an unfamiliar situation, other peoples houses, etc. Then quite simply it's on you. Ya know personal responsibility and all that.

Edited by riverrunner

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2 hours ago, HopHead said:

My 16 yo son was asking me yesterday....."dad I'm making a movie with my friend for school, is it ok if I borrow the mossberg and glock?"   I think the look on my face provided the answer.

I was in HS and was doing a video project for English class.  We were recreating a scene from some part of book and it was war, I took my dad's potato gun and shot it against the fence.  Neigbor's called the cops.....

1 hour ago, Billybob said:

Good luck with that.

The gov dictates whether you can even have one. The gov dictates how you drive your car, what meds you can take, even what restroom to use.

Someone's gotta protect us from ourselves.   

The gov dictates only if you CAN'T have one, like if you're a felon.  At least here in America.  :dismay:

1 hour ago, riverrunner said:

Billybob.....all emotional about the scary black guns. :laugh:

It's not need it's because I can......MERICA !!!!!

Hey, sometimes I do need it.   Missing is part of the game.

5 mins ago, riverrunner said:

You make your bed and you lay in it. If you don't secure your guns or have your kids understand what to do in an unfamiliar situation, other peoples houses, etc. Then quite simply it's on you. Ya know personal responsibility and all that.

Zackly.  My pistol is on a shelf above a closet door that is so high my wife can't even get to it without a stool. If you didn't know it was there, you would never see it.   Nothing in the chamber, full mag.   When the kids are older, I'll reevaluate.

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20 mins ago, JaseB said:

I was in HS and was doing a video project for English class.  We were recreating a scene from some part of book and it was war, I took my dad's potato gun and shot it against the fence.  Neigbor's called the cops.....

The gov dictates only if you CAN'T have one, like if you're a felon.  At least here in America.  :dismay:

Hey, sometimes I do need it.   Missing is part of the game.

Zackly.  My pistol is on a shelf above a closet door that is so high my wife can't even get to it without a stool. If you didn't know it was there, you would never see it.   Nothing in the chamber, full mag.   When the kids are older, I'll get them their own!

That’s the spirit!!

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You should be accountable for your firearms. There are too many stupid adults in this world never mind kids. That said before I had kids I had guns in cases in closets pretty much every room. Two little ones later gun safes and quick access boxes or on me. My girls are taught about gun safety but it only takes one time or one stupid friend when you’re not home. Part of being a gun owner is being responsible 

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44 mins ago, JaseB said:

I was in HS and was doing a video project for English class.  We were recreating a scene from some part of book and it was war, I took my dad's potato gun and shot it against the fence.  Neigbor's called the cops.....

The gov dictates only if you CAN'T have one, like if you're a felon.  At least here in America.  :dismay:

Hey, sometimes I do need it.   Missing is part of the game.

Zackly.  My pistol is on a shelf above a closet door that is so high my wife can't even get to it without a stool. If you didn't know it was there, you would never see it.   Nothing in the chamber, full mag.   When the kids are older, I'll reevaluate.

Silver lining of the internet. Your son won’t search your room for your porn stash. Lol. 

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3 mins ago, HugeDinghy said:

Silver lining of the internet. Your son won’t search your room for your porn stash. Lol. 

Ha so true 

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