My son likes guns. I try to make it a healthy hobby instead of a creepy obsession. We are a gun owning family and I feel like he should learn weapon responsibility, gun safety, and fun maintenance. I've gotten him books galore and told him at 9, if he can demonstrate the qualities he needs I will take him the ranges and what not.
So that made him happy, but still he took a live round to school today, that he must have pocketed from DHs work for show and tell. Dh is the armorer for his unit. He lost a week of recess.
So now I, not sure how to proceed. I guess my offer is off the table, and further,ore I'm removing all toy weapons from his possession. Lego weapons, fake toy guns, all of it. I guess I'll tell him that he crossed the line and there is no room for discussion until he can show that he is responsible enough to be ready for those kinds of things.