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    Me and my wife are going to the Kennewick gun show this weekend at the Red Lion, and we can't get anyone to watch the kid that day, so is it ok for a kid to go? (He's two.)

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    cynicist wrote:
    Me and my wife are going to the Kennewick gun show this weekend at the Red Lion, and we can't get anyone to watch the kid that day, so is it ok for a kid to go? (He's two.)
    Depends on the operator of the show. Why would there be any (legal) restrictions on kids in gun shows?

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    I see young kids at the gun shows all the time. And those with no trigger control.

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    Why would there be any (legal) restrictions on kids in gun shows?
    Because there is a lot of interesting people in this world that think that children being around guns will either make them die on the spot from overexpose to firearms, or if they survive, will become serial snipers when they grow old enough to pull a trigger.



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    cynicist wrote:
    Because there is a lot of interesting people in this world that think that children being around guns will either make them die on the spot from overexpose to firearms, or if they survive, will become serial snipers when they grow old enough to pull a trigger.

    There are no legal restrictions on age for gun show attendance. Any such would be solely up to the promoters of the show.

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    I thought about taking my girls (7 but 3 mentally and 4) to a gun show but the thought of hours of "no touch no touch no touch get mommy and daddy" made me think better of it!

    -adamsesq

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    He may not purchase, but he can always drool on the nice blue or black additions to a collection....

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    The gun show should be one of the safest places to bring the kids. Unless your kids are unsupervised.

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    boom wrote:
    The gun show should be one of the safest places to bring the kids. Unless your kids are unsupervised.
    +1

    I have been going to gunshows with my father since we moved to Spokane in 93 (none before than because we were in CA :?). Now he is back in Illinois and every time I mention a show he gets frustrated because they are non-existant in IL.

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    boom wrote:
    The gun show should be one of the safest places to bring the kids. Unless your kids are unsupervised.
    I take my daughter to gun shows. She knows not to touch any gun unless I give her permission to. She's only 5 and want to take down a bear already when she gets her first gun. Its hard convincing the wife though, she not as fond of the guns as me. She understands the why and how of guns, but prefers not to carry or anything... I can't even convince her to at least carry pepper spray or a taser.... Her excuse is "What if one of the girls got ahold of it". My response: "What if someone gets ahold of one of the girls."



    But yeah, my daughter loves gun shows. I want to take her to the huge NRA show in Phoenix this May.

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    My response: "What if someone gets ahold of one of the girls."

    This is exactly what started my wife carrying. She did it on her own after a realization in her own paraphrased words that "if someone grabbed the girls I would be useless to be able to stop it and even downtown calling 911 would not get the police there fast enough before the girls were in a car and gone..."

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    adamsesq wrote:
    Nitrox314 wrote:
    My response: "What if someone gets ahold of one of the girls."

    This is exactly what started my wife carrying. She did it on her own after a realization in her own paraphrased words that "if someone grabbed the girls I would be useless to be able to stop it and even downtown calling 911 would not get the police there fast enough before the girls were in a car and gone..."

    -adamsesq
    personally, I can't think of a dumber place to try and abduct a child than a gun show.
    With the probability of several hundred or even thousands of people potentially carrying, it would be a bloodbath for the assailant.
    Take your kids with you, as long as the promoter doesn't deny them access. (it would be stupid if they did, as these are potential customers later in life).
    You'd be surprised on how well behaved your kids actually are, compared to the ultra-liberal parent's offspring.
    It should prove to be a valuable bonding experience, even if the child is 2 years old.
    ...And what better place to bond with your kid than a gun show...?
    When the **** hits the fan, ask yourself: What Would Bugly Do?

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