reply to post by AdamLaw
Welcome to ATS and BOY! What a subject to start with! LOL! I am Trained in many forms of Firearms and everything that needs to be cleaned, stored,
how they can quickly be field stripped...how to shoot and hit what you are aiming at....Hell!....I even know how to compensate for the Coriolis
One thing I am CERTAIN OF....CRIMINALS DO NOT USE WEAPONS THAT ARE LEGAL! They are usually untraceable and to take away a U.S. Citizens RIGHT TO BEAR
ARMS WILL START THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION!
Now I am a peace loving Law abiding Citizen and EVERY STUDY EVER DONE HAS SHOWN THAT COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE A LARGE MAJORITY OF LEGAL GUN OWNERSHIP
HAVE MUCH LOWER CRIME RATES THAN COMMUNITIES THAT DO NOT! This is a FACT...CHECK IT!
In my Home Town at the age of 11...our Police Station had and STILL HAS a GUN SAFETY COURSE. Fathers and Mothers would come to the station on a
Tuesday at 7pm and Bring their KIDS who were at least 11 years old. They did this for three days over three weeks. The Officers would go through Gun
Safety and show both Parents and KIDS everything there was to know about various Firearms...Handguns both Revolver and Automatic...Rifles of different
types...Bolt Action, Semi-Automatic, 22's 30-06, 308, Scopes, Safety's, Shot Guns, Pump Action, Double Barrel, 12,16,20 Gage, 410's, Pellet Guns,
BB Guns, AR-15's, AK-47's, How to TREAT A WEAPON AS IF IT IS ALWAYS LOADED WHETHER IT IS OR NOT! What to do if you find one...then on the Third
Week...we all went to the Local Fish and Game and SHOT THE VARIOUS WEAPONS!
We were taught how to shoot...what you should do if a weapon jams...what to do about a misfire...etc...
There has NEVER BEEN A LETHAL GUN ACCIDENT IN MY TOWN EITHER ADULT OR CHILD SINCE THEY STARTED THIS PROGRAM! A KID that understands a WEAPON and has
been trained how to hold, treat, clean, disassemble, unload, load, check to see if it is loaded, understand where the safety is on different weapons,
by having shot the weapon at the range...understand how to hold it as many DEATHS HAPPEN BECAUSE SOME KID IS HOLDING A WEAPON WRONG AND THE KICK MOVES
THEIR ARM AND THEY ACCIDENTALLY FIRE AGAIN AND KILL THEIR FRIEND!
A CHILD who will become a Man or Woman and is Trained and Obtains RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, CONFIDENCE, KNOWLEDGE OF HOW DEADLY A WEAPON CAN BE AND
ABOVE ALL ELSE...A BOND WITH THE PEOPLE...POLICE, PARENTS, FISH AND GAME RANGE MASTER, GUN SMITH AND ALL THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS WHO TOOK PART...and in
my Town...EVERYONE TOOK PART....BUILDS CHARACTER AND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY.
In my Home Town you can still leave your doors unlocked....Criminals from other Towns hear my Towns name and SHUDDER...we have no crime with the
exception of the occasional Bar Fight...most of us HUNT...and the KIDS come too! So you can believe what you want about GUNS but I live in a HIGHLY
ARMED COMMUNITY as even my Grandmothers used to shoot...and people care for one another and respect each other and IT IS WELL KNOWN IN OTHER HIGH
CRIME TOWNS AND CITIES...DON'T MESS AROUND IN THAT TOWN!
Most people carry their handguns Concealed as that is what the Police want...and you better believe that our Town has no vandalism, no trash thrown on
the street, no gangs....because from an EARLY AGE WE WERE ALL TAUGHT RESPECT...RESPECT FOR THE WEAPONS AND RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER!
GUNS have NEVER been an issue that create crime...PEOPLE ARE THE ISSUE! If they didn't have a gun the criminal would use a knife or a hammer or a
club...People are the problem and what is worse is PEOPLE WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOU CHILDREN AND YOUR FAMILY IS KNOWLEDGE
AND RESPECT. Most KIDS that die from Gunshot wounds were never taught anything about Weapon safety. If they had been taught...they would still be
alive! Split Infinity