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Your facetiousness is noted........
However, when my daughter was very young, I made it a point to make her familiar with the guns I kept in my gun cabinet. I allowed her pull the trigger and she was shown the proper way to handle a hand gun and rifle, loaded or unloaded. I also took her shooting several times and she learned respect for guns. She learned that guns are not play toys and that no one was to go near my gun cabinet. She also learned that while at another?s house to never be a part of experimenting or playing with guns. I always felt comfortable about the fact that she knew how dangerous guns are and that if some kid happened to bring one out she knew to make tracks in the opposite direction.
Education is one of the most important gifts we have to offer young people. I intend on teaching my grandson about guns just as I taught my daughter. He already plays a mean harmonica for a three year old. Many kids like to touch and experiment with things they are not familiar with. Hopefully, the experimenting phase will not be an issue when it comes to guns.
I was expecting this and here's your answer
My message had absolutely nothing to do with what was being taught but who was teaching it and where it was being taught. I will always say that home or place of parental choice is best. Hope that quells the steaming I sense.
A different perspective on what I read......
I thought what you were saying was that sex education has been such a failure and so futile to teach, that you were comparing teaching about guns and explosives as a way of saying that it was a dangerous way to go about teaching our children. I guess I was wrong Not the first time
Not at all
Failure in the schools....yes. Some parents may feel relieved by not having to deal with this difficult and sensitive duty but some might feel their own authority is being usurped or undermined. This is an old subject that's been kicked about and was brought to my mind by some recent local news events in my own town. I'll be the last to blame schools for failure to teach properly a subject that I feel should not be their responsibility. The examples I used (guns, explosives) for comparison were ones that have an element of danger but have their proper place in the hands of those whose maturity can control their curiosity or feeling of being indestructable and can accept the lessons presented by their mentors. But, at least with Sex Ed, the material is presented at or even before the curiosity stage rather than at proper maturity when the material can be understood and properly absorbed. Sorry but I can offer only observations but not solutions. I'm just saddened by some recent stories and looking for what went wrong....but I think I already know.
You were looking for.......
steam, but you found no steam here. I simply stated the way I chose handle certain issues with my daughter and I could care less what others think. You're right about teachings start at home, too.
I raised my Child like my Father
raised me. The first gun was a gun capable of killing (a shotgun) because that is what guns are for, not for playing killing.
I hate the whole idea of a toy gun or BB-gun or pellet rifle because they allow a child to 'play guns' and decide how a gun should be used during play, who to kill, who to point it at, etc.
Parents don't teach play guns because they are just toys, the transition to real guns is quite simple. If you start a child at the proper age with a real gun and supervise it like you wouldn't a toy, you'd be better off.
well as i tought both my boys
gun saftey and gun control they both hit what they aim at.
and know guns arent toys.
and with proper usage keeps the criminal kind down
Please read my reply to mojo
It's not what's taught but where and by whom....and home is the right place.
tought in military then i tought my boys
If these students had such great
sex education training in school, why are we seeing so many accidental pregnancies? It seems like these weapons are going off all over the place and in all directions. Gun control would be nice but it's too moral for most of our society.