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Do you have a gun in your child(ren)'s room? Would you put one there?

Posted by on May. 4, 2013 at 11:57 PM
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PINCUS: How about putting a quick-access safe in your kids’ room? [...] Good idea or bad idea? We have an emotional pushback to that. Here’s my position on this. If you’re worried that your kid is going to try to break into the safe that is in their bedroom with a gun in it, you have bigger problems than home defense. [Laughter] If you think that the kid who’s going to try to break into the safe because it’s in their room isn’t sneaking into your room to try to break into stuff, you’re naive and you have bigger problems than this. So let’s settle that issue and think about it. In the middle of the night, if I’m in the bathroom or getting a glass of water or in the bedroom or watching TV in the living room, if that alarm goes off and the glass breaks and the dog starts barking, what’s the instinct that most people are going to have, in regards to, “am I going to run across the house to get the gun, or am I going to run over here to help the screaming kid?” And if I’m going to go to the kid anyway, and I have an extra gun and an extra safe, why not put it in their closet?

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glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on May. 4, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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NRA = dumb fucking nut jobs. BAD IDEA!!!

jllcali
by LoyalAndCute on May. 5, 2013 at 12:11 AM
I teach my kid to hide in her room and stay if someone ever breaks in. My room is right next to hers.
RandRMomma
by Maya on May. 5, 2013 at 12:14 AM
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There are no guns in my home.

I didn't even own one when I lived in my old neighborhood. I definitely don't need one now.

I'll never own a gun.
jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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Never never never not in a million years ever.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 5, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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I would never do this.

Then again, the gun in my home is loaded at all times and it is not in a safe.


juju40
by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2013 at 12:43 AM
no she doesn't...she has a baseball bat
KristenFowles
by Member on May. 5, 2013 at 12:45 AM

 No.  I don't have ANY guns, but if I did, there sure wouldn't be any in my kids' rooms.

 


   

jjchick75
by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2013 at 1:02 AM

No I wouldn't. 

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on May. 5, 2013 at 1:11 AM
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I teach my kids where to go and how to get out if there is a fire.

I dont understand teaching a kid what to do if someone breaks in and tries to kill, kidnap or molest them.  I just dont understand fear on that level...and I have lived in some bad areas.

NRA...are getting nuttier and nuttier.

AlekD
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2013 at 1:13 AM
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The very idea of having a gun in my home is repugnant to me. :)
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