At what age, if any, would you allow your child to shoot/own a firearm? What restrictions do you have?
I bought my son his first pellet gun when he was 8 and for Christmas last year we got him his 1st shot gun. (20 gauge). He bird hunts with my BF and is currently taking a hunter safety class. Our guns are always loaded and on the gun rack in plain sight. He knows that no matter what the guns do not come off the rack with out my BF's permission. I personally do not like guns but I believe my son needs to respect guns and I want to be the one to teach him.
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OP here. Just to clarify. People are taught to treat guns as if they are loaded. They stay loaded so my son never has any doubt. Consequences are severe re: touching the gun w/out permission. What would be the point when he knows how to load it anyways. Accidents happen when parents choose not to properly educate their children.
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