It's typical in my family, for kids around the age of 10, to receive their first hunting rifle. My sister and I did not marry men who hunt, so it was never an issue for either of us. My kids won't own guns, hopefully ever. My husband was raised by peace activist parents, so guns were NEVER a consideration.
While I don't have a problem with children learning gun safety or even learning how to safely and properly hunt, I'm not 100% sold on gun ownership in general.
My question? Do you think, in certain circumstances, that children owning and using guns is good or bad? Why or why not?
Answer by mamaada at 2:19 PM on Feb. 25, 2011
Answer by hootie826 at 2:45 PM on Feb. 25, 2011
I grew up in a small town where kids drive, hunt, and such at an early age. Though it's a way of life for some, i still don't agree with it. My father in law hunts, but my son will not be joining him until he is 18 (and preferably not then either, but it's not my say). Some kids can be very mature, but i think all adolescents and young adults lack some impulse control.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Feb. 25, 2011
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Answer by tnm786 at 2:24 PM on Feb. 25, 2011
I have friends who hunt and their children go hunting with them, 8 years old or younger. My opinion is no guns, at any age, period. Some people use guns for hunting, completely understandable. Some people feel the need to protect their house with a gun, not for me, but completely understandable. I think it depends on the family and the situation.
Answer by krissyvelazquez at 2:58 PM on Feb. 25, 2011
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