You know, there was this study about ten years ago that showed that if a kid knows the basics about sex and the proper name of body parts by the time they’re three, they’re less likely to be the victim of a pedophile, let likely to have sex as teens, more likely to report a sexual assault, and more likely to use birth control when they become sexually active. Now, who’s to say that if that’s true, that teaching kids how to safely handle guns when they’re young won’t stop a lot of accidental shootings? Hm? Perhaps by showing her things like how to check if it’s loaded, how to aim, how destructive a gun is, etc, this will keep her from playing with one when she’s older and blowing her own brains out.
All in all, it’s not as stupid as people who let their kids play with boa constrictors!
I agree with Jami.
My dad let me shoot his guns when I was this age. Nothing wrong with it, as long as he’s being responsible. At least he’s not strangling his newborn with a garbage bag and leaving it in a public restroom to be found be a janitor.
I shot my first handgun at the age of three (with a helpful hand of course). My dad took me out and taught me to ALWAYS keep it pointed away from people. I was taught to respect it. Shown what happens when it is shot. My curiosity was released through early and proper knowledge.
I remember around the age of 8 my father was cleaning his handguns and a friend came over to play. She seemed shocked and asked “You have GUNS”? My reply was “Yeah, we have pots and pans too”.
I have guns in my home.(properly stored) I also have 4 young sons. I’ve repeated what my father has done for me. I’ve taken them out at an early age (mine was five when I took each out) I’ve answered their questions, showed them what it does to objects when they pull a trigger and they too have a full respect for them. I applaud this father.
@ Jami, there was also a study about big ugly people who have nothing better to do with their lives then comment on EVERY single picture on this (and I am sure many other sites) Jeez I have stopped in here a couple of times during my break at work recently and have noticed you have something to say about everything and everyone! Try getting your fat ass out of the house and doing something with yourself. At least take that fugly picture down for the rest of us! your comments and opinions are enough, do we need to look at your ugly picture also? Get a man, a girl, a dildo or something and F- OFF for awhile
There is nothing wrong with this picture. I was two when my father fisrt took me shooting. Teaching a child about safty at a young age is the best way to prevent an accident from a child who knows nothing. and now at 27 I have a picture of my 3 year old daughter standing with my husband shooting her first gun that looks exactly like this one.
I’m 100% for training and education with the proper handling and care of firearms at an early age. But this is too early for a handgun in my opinion. BUT, that does not go to say that this specific child may have been ready in the Father’s eyes. I know my 12 year old I wouldn’t let her near a BB gun unsupervised. But I have a feeling my 4 year old will be ready for a pistol by her Sister’s age.
Where are the picts of the liberal protesters using their kids as props? Or picts of teachers indoctrinating the children with propaganda? There are picts of parents with kids attending violent Occupy protests and trespassing. At least one pict of a parent using their child(ren) to block railroad tracks.
I am gone. Tired of the biased liberal antigun BS going on here.
There is nothing wrong, at all, with this photo. In fact, my 10 and 4 year old know more about firearm safety and can handle a firearm better than many adults. Proper training can never be started to young.