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    Fire mission: Poll - Should parents teach their children how to use guns?

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    Hit.

    No - 15%
    Yes - 85%

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    97 votes total.

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    Another poll that allows Chicago-style (vote early, vote often) balloting.

    At least this one has the majority of responses on "our" side.

    stay safe.

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    My daughter got her first safety lesson at 4 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch00 View Post
    My daughter got her first safety lesson at 4 years old.
    Discretion is the word... if mine seems ready, then that's when we'll start.

    Not a moment sooner.

    I'm glad yours exhibited enough character and you enough faith in her to begin the instruction early in life. I hope to be equally blessed.
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    The associated article is quite an interesting read as well:

    Gun-toting soccer moms a scary thought in D.C. area, but not out west

    Interesting that very little is made of Virginia open carry. I suspect these DC folks enjoy the view from under the sand.

    TFred

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    86% Yes with 687 votes

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    Still 86% yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooghost1oo View Post
    No. Their school teachers should.
    Why would you take this position, especially if you agree with many folks on this forum that when it comes to defending yourself and your family, that it is generally not a good thing to relinquish personal responsibility to the government?

    My responsibility to protect my family _includes_ teaching my children to protect themselves through safe handling of firearms. I do not wait for the schools to teach them for me, although it's nice that Virginia just passed a law requiring firearm safety lessons in public schools. I've already taught my kids the basics of the NRA's Eddie Eagle program, and I still give them periodic reminders, and I even give pop quizzes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooghost1oo View Post
    No. Their school teachers should.
    If this answer were:

    YES. And their school teachers should too.
    Then it would be absolutely correct.

    The sad truth is that most parents will not teach their children anything useful about guns. If school teachers follow a good program like the NRA curriculum, that is better than nothing at all from the parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    If this answer were:


    Then it would be absolutely correct.

    The sad truth is that most parents will not teach their children anything useful about guns. If school teachers follow a good program like the NRA curriculum, that is better than nothing at all from the parents.

    TFred
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    Should I have children, I will definitely teach them proper gun safety as soon as I feel they are ready. But the schools should also teach gun safety.

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    Of course the ironic thing about this whole subject is that the liberal antis yell and scream that we don't want to teach gun safety in the schools so that we don't expose the children to the dangers of guns at all, and at the same time, insist that we teach all the nitty-gritty details of safe-sex, because... well, I can't figure out why...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    ...and at the same time, insist that we teach all the nitty-gritty details of safe-sex, because... well, I can't figure out why...

    TFred
    But they don't teach sex. They teach reproduction.

    Back on topic ... I can't remember when I saw or held my first gun; it was before kindergarten, I'm sure. I can't ever remember NOT being around guns, and I remember my father instilling safety lessons in me from day 1. Of COURSE we should teach our children about guns... and sex, and alcohol, and drugs, and ...

    If we don't, we're expecting someone else to instill values in our children, and then we can't complain about those values that are instilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    Why would you take this position, especially if you agree with many folks on this forum that when it comes to defending yourself and your family, that it is generally not a good thing to relinquish personal responsibility to the government?

    My responsibility to protect my family _includes_ teaching my children to protect themselves through safe handling of firearms. I do not wait for the schools to teach them for me, although it's nice that Virginia just passed a law requiring firearm safety lessons in public schools. I've already taught my kids the basics of the NRA's Eddie Eagle program, and I still give them periodic reminders, and I even give pop quizzes.
    Haha. Apparently, you don't speak Sarcasm. I was kidding.

    Of course, if they learned shooting in school, too, that'd be cool. Anyone ever saw the Zombie-Comedy movie, "Fido"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooghost1oo View Post
    No. Their school teachers should.
    A bill has been introduced in MI to provide Eddie Eagle type classes in their schools.Time to start teaching them good things!
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    In reference to the associated article and slideshow - in one of the slides a MT resident notes that he is concerned about the influx of antis from the coasts. I echo his concern as my neck of the woods, western SD, see ever increasing numbers of retirees and professionals from the coasts and Denver.

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    It's up to 88% now... Lets get it to 90% before they pull the plug on this poll...
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    Yes!

    My 13 year old son has a .22 rifle and my 16 year old daughter is taking a handgun class (shooting my Kel Tec PF9) at Cabela's called "Women on Target". I'll do anything to get my kids involved in outdoor activities that don't include electronics!

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    No 10%

    1362 votes total.
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    1371 votes, 90% "Yes!"

    Ever wonder why, since these polls overwhelmingly support the Second Amendment, that they never get widespread attention in the MSM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjäger View Post
    1371 votes, 90% "Yes!"

    Ever wonder why, since these polls overwhelmingly support the Second Amendment, that they never get widespread attention in the MSM?

    I wouldn't be surprised if the Washington (com)Post locks this one soon, and then deletes it from their archives in the next week or so...

    When Truth contradicts their agenda, it tends to get shoved down the "memory hole"...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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    "Should parents teach their children how to use guns?"

    As opposed to what, letting the school system do it?
    Or the government?
    Yeah, I think the parents are better for that particular bit of education, at
    least for the basics. Once you get into the military, I think the weapons
    are specialized enough that the instruction should be left to pros.

    Oh, you meant "should children be taught to use guns"?
    Well, that answer is also "yes".

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    Voted.

    Yes - 90%
    No - 10%

    Total votes - 1,475

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