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User avatar #35 - madbomber (08/19/2013) [-]
anyone remember the story of an idiot mom who gave their son a .22 for his 4th birthday?
User avatar #65 to #35 - pebar (08/19/2013) [-]
what's wrong with that?
User avatar #36 to #35 - volleys (08/19/2013) [-]
Doesn't sound idiotic to me. People buy babies(especially boys) guns when they are born. Of course they don't just let them run rampant with it, they show them proper safety and everything.
User avatar #37 to #36 - madbomber (08/19/2013) [-]
the child was not shown safety and was allowed to just keep it in his room loaded, two years later he is playing with it and he shoots and kills his sister with it. you should trust them with a BB gun starting at 12, then trust them at 15 or 16, starting with a .22, only using a bigger gun to hunt bigger game, then at 18 take your gun back and let them buy their own gun for them to own because they can legally do it now.
User avatar #40 to #37 - volleys (08/19/2013) [-]
Sorry in the parenthesis it shoud say (or *not* shown enough)
User avatar #38 to #37 - volleys (08/19/2013) [-]
Obviously he wasn't shown (or shown enough) gun safety if he shot his sister, but as tragic as that is it is the parents responsibility , not mine or yours, to determine what ages are appropriate for their child. Just because a tragic event happened to them doesn't mean it should also affect me.
User avatar #41 to #38 - madbomber (08/19/2013) [-]
a tragic event should effect you, humans are almost unique in the ability to learn off of other people's mistakes, and i will never understand why we also have the ability to refuse to learn.

how many times has a child played with a gun and shot someone, adverts opposing this were crazy 2 decades ago because it happened so often, it helped a lot to reduce these incidents but there will always be a few people who refuse to learn.
User avatar #113 to #41 - volleys (08/19/2013) [-]
Yes, I understand that and would absolutely teach my children proper gun safety. Its just that when stupid/irresponsible people have an accident it shouldn't affect me. Like someone who drinks and drives and has a fatal car accident shouldn't hinder my ability to drive. Irresponsible people tend cause more accidents.
User avatar #50 to #41 - newforomador ONLINE (08/19/2013) [-]
That just means that people need to be taught better gun safety. When I was 11 my dad would take me out at least once a month to the shooting range and we would shoot guns. Usually hunting guns, but sometimes he would bring his hand gun and let me shoot it. It's not a matter of children not being allowed to own guns, at least small ones like a .22, it's a matter of kids not being taught proper gun safety.
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