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Old May 4 2013, 10:17 PM   #84
Alidar Jarok
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Re: 5 year old given rifle as gift, kills 2 year old sister

Hound of UIster wrote: View Post
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The first time I ever fired a gun was at Boy Scout camp when I was 12 years old. That was the age at which you graduated from air rifles (BB guns) to real firearms for target shooting, and it seems a reasonable age to me. But giving a gun to a five-year-old? That's just sheer lunacy.
Apparently it's a cultural practice in Kentucky. No surprise.
Well, this native Pennsylvania fired a .22 rifle at exactly the same age. I did it under supervision in a controlled setting.
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