- Jun 7, 2005
They sometimes only see their own ignorance and can't see common sense.
Yea, and it's funny how some of the people will look at me weird. When I tell them that there's really no such thing as an "accidental" shooting. That if all kids knew gun safety like they were taught when I was young....they would know that you don't play with them.
Then they ask how old was I... I tell them that I was 6 when I got my first .22 and you get that... "I hope that I don't live next to you." I just either let them go on their way. Or I will respond, "Why? My kids will be a lot safer than the any one else on the block." If they get snarky I'll even add, "And if my kids were around yours and there was a gun...I'll bet that they would be safer because they know to get an adult and not play with them." But I usually leave that one out because I don't like to tell people they don't know how to raise their kids.
To each their own. And like you said...sometimes they can't see the forest through the trees.
Man, I've been BEGGING my wife to get her LTC. But she doesn't even like to look into my safe when I open it... I have to pray that I have trustworthy friends that will keep them until my kids are older...If you are in a state that requires licenses, make sure she gets one - one that covers ALL your guns.
In other words, if you have handguns or "large capacity" long arms in MA, she needs an LTC; not a mere FID card. She will then be fully legal to own guns if YOU cannot, due to death, incapacity or loss of license.
MAN I need to write up a good will....our family lawyer keeps asking who do we want to watch our kids before he's comfy to move forward with it... And that's a harder question to answer than who to hold my guns. LOL!