Maybe I'm just a party pooper, but when I heard that a six yr old was getting a bb gun I was dumbfounded! This six yr old hates school, is getting picked on and has NO friends other than cousins. To me it was a small step of what is going to happen in his future. Believe me I hated saying that. I think owning things like a bb gun makes you less sentive to hand guns and such. He said he wanted to kill birds. Is this boy will be boys such or do I have a reason to be worried?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:55 AM on Jun. 1, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by ameliasmama1 at 12:01 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
I wouldn't have a problem with someone teaching him to shoot. It can be a large confidence booster for a kid and when done right, teaches good safety skills. I wouldn't even have a problem with his owning a BB gun.
BUT - I wouldn't allow him to have it any time he wanted and I wouldn't allow him to shoot animals with it. Even ignoring the cruelty of injuring animals that way, how many windows will he break that his parents will have to pay for? If he is irresponsible enough to shoot like that then what else (or who else) will he shoot?
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