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Online Poll: Should Minors Be Allowed to Use Guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by WD_40, Dec 5, 2008.

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  1. WD_40

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  2. Geneseo1911

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    I voted but...

    Where is this station that this is even a question?! Hell when I was a minor, I operated several guns without parental consent or an instructor.
     
  3. j_charles

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    Voted!

    Yes=46%
    No=54%

    Hit it up!
     
  4. JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone

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    Voted..

    Every state that has big game hunting allows this. How else do we pass on the hobby of shooting? The tradition of hunting with our kids? Teaching them to hunt and shoot? One of my teen boys shoots in Bullseye league once in a while, right along side adults.

    Teens are allowed to drive cars, where they can certainly kill at any time. Why not allow them to shoot guns, 'supervised'.

    Our children are the next generation to take care of us old farts. We need to be teaching them to be adults, well before they are adults.

    -Steve
     
  5. Smithiac

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    I believe I get channel 3 news in IL I wonder if this poll has anything with the story I heard on the radio yesterday. I guess somwhere at a gun show an 8yr old shot himself accidentally and died.

    I voted and voted yes how else can someone build a respect and learn safe handling of a gun. You have to start them young.
     
  6. General Geoff

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    The site is based in Connecticut. Probably related to the recent story about a boy shooting himself with an uzi.
     
  7. Smithiac

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    Just posted this on two more forums maybe we can turn the tables
     
  8. armedandsafe

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    46% to 54% right now.

    Let's get it on the right side.

    wfsb.com/surveypopup/news/17817391/detail.html?p=news

    Cut and paste the link. Then put a "www. in front of it.

    Pops
     
  9. Smithiac

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    General Geoff,

    That is the same story I head on the radio yesterday.
     
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    48% to 52% now.
     
  11. JWF III

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    50/50 now. Ahead by only 3 votes. 944 to 941.
     
  12. Smithiac

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    its getting better we are now up by 1% lets keep it up.
     
  13. KC0QGL

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    Yes 974 51%

    No 941 49%

    WERE WINNING
     
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    Did my part.
     
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    The part to remember is that the legal definition of a "minor" is entirely arbitrary. I remember the day I turned 16, the day I turned 18, and of course the day I turned 21. At no point did I feel any differently than I had the day before. :)

    Ultimately, this ought to be left to the parents' discretion, so I would naturally oppose any legislation which strips the parents/legal guardians of that power. If they feel that their child is mature and responsible enough to handle a firearm and both understands and accepts the potential consequences, then by all means...
     
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    That's for me to know and not you!
    Well it looks like we have turned the tables!!
     
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    53 yes
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  19. Cyborg

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    How else do we pass on the hobby of shooting?

    JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone asked
    But on the other hand, if you wanted to get rid of those evil guns and you believed that animals were people, too, and you wanted to stamp out the barbaric anachronism of hunting, this might be a good tactic.

    The left might be - in our estimation - out of touch with reality but they aren't stupid. If you eliminate hunting and target shooting, eventually you reduce the market for guns - if not eliminate it all together. Not a bad gambit. Why outlaw the things when you can raise a generation - or several - who have never been exposed to them and consider anyone who uses them to be a total wacko?

    Remember, there're lots of ways to skin a cat and all of 'em are fun - except to the cat. ;)

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    Burying your head in the sand only makes your a** a better target.
     
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    This all goes back to the incident in the news were a little kid is killed in a freak accident when being allowed to fire a fully auto SMG.

    Of course, it is being covered as 'bad evil guns are dangerous!'

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2008/12/police_chief_in.html?p1=Well_MostPop_Emailed6

    compare that to this
    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/5-Year-Old_Dies_In_Freak_Horseback_Riding_Accident.html
    "5-Year-Old Dies In Freak Horseback Riding Accident"

    where is the outrage that a 'little child' is allowed to get on top of a

    'unpredicatable animal weighing close to a TON, as much as 50 times the weight of a small child!;

    'animals known to have killed grown men'

    'animals which serve no purpose in modern day society! Too big and too unpredicatable for average people to own'

    'Only Mounted Police should be allowed to own and operate these dangerous horses!'
     
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    What makes you call it a "freak" accident?

    A poorly supervised 9 year old shooting a full auto loses control and shoots himself in the head. I wouldn't call that a freak accident. I would call it an expected result.
     
  22. XD-40 Shooter

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    Yes, I believe that minors should be allowed to shoot guns, with proper adult supervision, people that are well versed in safe gun handling.
     
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    Yes 1167 55%
    No 941 45%



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  24. JImbothefiveth

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    Quick question: I see things like this posted all the time.

    What exactly is gained by winning?

    Here's what I can see: They can't say "this number and that number of people support this supposedly reasonable law, which would ban the extremely destructive sniper assault rifle caliber known as "30-30".

    No really, someone introduced a bill like that. :(
     
  25. Odd1

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    I have to say, I think with parental consent and a certified instructor I think a minor could do about anything.
     
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