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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: seagull
There were, at any one time when I was a child, six of us in the house. The guns were not locked up. They were in my parents closet, on a shelf...rifles, and shotguns. Two revolvers, in each of my parents nightstands, were loaded where my parents could get to them, if necessary.
Same here. My brother and I knew where my father's firearms were located and we never played with them, the thought never even crossed our minds to treat them like toys.
there is no reason for kids to be around guns, thats just asking for trouble.
originally posted by: infolurker
Please, for the lives of your children, teach them about firearms safety!
The life of your child and mine depend on it!
Especially since your untrained kid will probably shoot my kid because you neglected to teach them responsible gun safety.
Video at the link:
Experiment Shows Differences Between Children With Guns in the Home and Those Without
By Adrian Mojica Friday, February 26th 2016
An experiment held in Texas by police officers and parents had some interesting findings.
Police put a fake gun which could not be fired in a room and then let eight children into the room. It took a child just 15 seconds to find the gun. With parents and law enforcement watching, the children were passing the fake weapon around, aiming it and attempting to shoot it.
While the result might not be surprising to most, the children who didn't touch the weapon were children whose families have guns inside the home and have explained the dangers and responsibilities of guns.