This is another one that makes me, as a gun owner, cringe. There is no way that a 5 year old should be left unattended with it. I feel very bad for this poor 5 year old. The parents just strapped him with guilt for his whole life over shooting his sister, all because they were stupid and irresponsible
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson
Whoops, I should have worded it "most of you are Americans" lol.
Can I ask the PP, why would you lose your cool? Are you for or against guns?
Lisa, this is definitely a stupid question but is your gun for protection?
I think what baffles me is how you can just walk into a store and buy a gun, are there no boundaries in place?
Me - Kristi, 29
DD - Leia, July 5 2008
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NPR article about children and guns on Facebook today. Honestly, a lot of the comments by readers are really infuriating. The stereotypes, lack of knowledge about how MOST families actually treat guns in the house, the notion that parent child bonding time over the activity is ridiculous or backwards...really ticks me off.
Just wondering if as a group we could agree that this story really isn't about gun control honestly but about a stupid parent who did something unacceptable. Really no different than letting a 5 year old play pool side or take a car for a spin.
I get having the debate when we are talking about guns in the hands of ill intended people. The "sh*t, what do we do about an individual who wants a gun and wants to use it to kill people"
I don't get it in cases like this, as its really no different than any other bad choice parents make that leads to the death of their child.
Last edited by KimPossible; 05-03-2013 at 10:45 AM.
I agree Kim. I don't think it's about gun control in this case because there will always be parents making dumb and sad decisions.
I will say though it still bugs me that they do make "kid guns". Just doesn't sit well with me. Not really a gun control issue I don't think. Just odd. If guns are to be taken seriously, why make them like a toy?
Mom to Elizabeth (5) and Corinne (3)
Is it the colors on them that makes you feel like they look like a toy? Because i looked at their site, and even with the colors, they don't look like toys to me honestly, but again, we teach our kids what real guns are....and never once have we said "A real gun is one that is black, or has a wood stain finish"
If we had a pink or orange gun in the house, you'd be certain my kids will still know that its real. And seeing as it would be treated like all the other guns in the house, they would have NO CHOICE but to know its a real gun.