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Old May 3 2013, 03:02 AM   #29
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Re: 5 year old given rifle as gift, kills 2 year old sister

Bisz wrote: View Post
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A kid who grows up shooting and learning proper safety practices will be safe as an adult as well.
No.

A kid who plays with toys and not weapons of war will grow up to be a safe adult.
Please spare the hyperbole. A .22 caliber target rifle, like the ones we used at Scout camp, is not a weapon of war.

gturner
is right. For most kids, 12 is an age at which they can learn to shoot and handle a gun responsibly and safely. And all children should be taught what to do if they see an unsecured gun lying around: “Don’t touch, get away, tell an adult.”
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