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your kids and guns

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by simply james, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    at what age would you let your kids have a gun supervised bye you at all times of course,my eldest lad who is now 28 got his first gun at 6,and really enjoyed the sport along with camping,hes now introduced his lad and lass to the sport,i got a lot of flack of the grandparents off our lasses side when i done it,but hes always done well with guns and has never been in trouble with the police,would your partner let you learn your kids to use guns or do you your self think its wrong,im just interested how other people see it.
     
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    My view is that as soon as a child can be trusted to understand that guns aren't toys and must be used with respect, they are in a position to be introduced to shooting. My daughter, now 35, was shooting at the tender age of 5 and went on to get marksmanship awards in the ATC. My son on the other hand didn't shoot until he was 10...he thought he was Rambo when ever he got a gun in his hand, but now he hunts with his mates and has an open FAC. Just shows how different we all are.
     
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    my boy has been shooting in the back garden since he was 8 , our lass does"nt say a word as she knows i would never leave him unattended, but she was a bit upset when he bumped a woodie off that landed on the garden.:( thats ma boy:D
     
  4. simply james

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    nice one buzz,so im not the only one to share the sport with my kids,i said to our lass when i was first seeing you every sunday after dinner your mum would say to your dad,take james out side to see the green house,what the fu** did i want to see that for,and then they question me on what i show my kids eache to there own i say.
     
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    nice one rockabilly.
     
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    My daughter not interested, she had a go.... shrugs her shoulders, and said, so:(
     
  7. simply james

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    thats a fair comment ,i would neve make my kids do anything they wernt interested in either.
     
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    just getting my lad into it who is 10 the missus thinks he is a little young but hey she always needs something new to moan about!!:rolleyes:
     
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    Lol:D...tell me abt it
     
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    when i hav kids and their old enuf i will be introducing rifles and hope that they to will enjoy them,
     
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    its all about the kids and there attitude towards things,my stepson is 11
    and very bright at school etc,,top of his class,,
    BUT,when he's at home he's a little nobber and in my opinion not ready to
    be taught just yet.a nice kid,just not ready for the responsability of an air rifle,,
     
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    My son is 8, he has a very sensible attitude to shooting and does very well. he's always supervised and disciplined and he's a bloody good shot posting scores some of the adults would be pleased to get when he does FT rounds with the Ultra MS ;-)
     
  13. simply james

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    its good to see so many of you will be teaching your kids the sport.
     
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    I think 10 years old is ok

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    when i have kids, i will get them shooting when i think they are ready.
    i got my sister into shooting, she was really keen on it but now has kind of lost full interest in it. but oh well, i tried lol.
     
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    Great, did you see the recoil on that semi...now that would rattle my old bones:D:up:
     
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    same here andy, that is why i got him to shoot:D
     
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    my dad gave me my first lesson with a gun at the age of 8 and i thank him for that :) as i now have a lifelong interest.

    niether of my girls wanted to do shooting so no issues there.
    but i made both aware of the saftey side of guns from the age of 10.
    they both now can recognise an idiot with a gun or who knows how to handle a gun safely.
    they are both comftable in the presence of guns being used properly.
    and they both realise that not all airgunners are "rambo" wannbe`s.

    i think we would have a lot less idiotic behaviour (from a tiny minority) if more parents tutored thier offspring on the subject of gun (all types) saftey as it is the building block for a long and safe career in shooting if they take up the sport.

    most of the stupid things i have seen done with air-guns has been done by adults and not by the younger members of the air-gun community.
     
  19. simply james

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    thats some gun hes firing.
     
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    Littlescoot and myself have just been showing a friends son (4 yrs) how to shoot. It went okay, but we were using the Remmy so the recoil gave him a bit of a shock.

    It's all about responsible teaching, if kids can be taught the safe use of weapons and all the rules that come with them at an early age, then by the time they get to "hooligan age" they will have got it out of their systems.
     

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