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Play dates and guns

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posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 04:20 PM
Do any parents ask other parents if they have guns in the house when their child goes over for a play date?

posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 04:23 PM
I don't let my children go to homes that DON'T have firearms. I find a parent that is responsibly armed to be better equipped to protect my child in case of emergency. Just my .02

posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 04:25 PM
reply to post by KoolerKing

I would hope, that if you love your child as much as you should, you would already know the parents of the other child close enough not to have to ask directly. Or is that a crazy idea that a parent should be friends with their ids friends at an age where it's a "play date"?

posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 04:29 PM
From what I recall of childhood nobodys parents ever seemed to ask anything of the other childs parents. They didnt even bother to see if the other parents even existed most of the time.

I doubt that it's even a concern for most parents since if that parent owns a gun they just assume the other parent does as well and if that parent doesnt own a gun they just assume the other parent doesnt as well.

People are selectively ignorant and likewise selectively paranoid.

High profile incidents probably spark brief periods of hyper-vigilance where this question may be asked but then that drive dies down in a month or two.
edit on 23-1-2013 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 04:30 PM
reply to post by GuidedKill

does a responsible gun owner include the ones that leave a fully loaded semi automatic rifle in their closet, or the ones that leave a loaded pistol in their nightstand.

the point is you are supposed to be protecting your kids, not your "friends" because God forbid, your friend may decide he/she wants to take the world down with them.

your "friend" may not have a gun safe. your "friend" may have left it open. your "friend" may forget his gun is loaded.

point is, evil doesn't care if it's your friend or not.

edit on 23-1-2013 by randomname because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 04:35 PM
My grandkids frequent a neighbor who has guns, and the kids shoot them, including AK-47 machine guns. Since my kid doesn't have guns herself, this is the only place they are going to get any training at a young age. My other kid packs, so it certainly is not an issue for him. And all the kids (3) and grandkids (7) visit here, but I keep stuff locked up and only my one kid who packs knows what or where they are or how to get to them.

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