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kristop64089
September 2, 2007, 05:56 PM
If you can't tell I spend alot of my free time on the inet(here acouple other boards, and buds:o).

Anyhow, my 3.5 yr old daughter(whos first gun is sitting in the safe) and my 2 yr old son sit with me as we "window shop".

Guns are a large part of my life(as a hobby and an upbringing), I do not take guns casually(I don't believe they can be). With that being said me and my wife try to let our children Familiarize themselves with firearms, so they understand and respect them.

The other day I was on Buds picking out a G33(my daughter picked it out..."the weird gun daddy") and she asked if that baby gun was hers?.

I explained that it would be someday,but right now she is still to small for it, and we will start with an air soft(sig p232).

Well today I was breaking both new Glocks(G19 and G33) down to clean up. When she walked in and asked, " Daddy, are you cleaning the guns?" When i told he I was, She then pumped her arms and legs, exclaming "YIPPIE! I love cleaning guns daddy". So, we did. As I broke each one down I explained to her what the parts were, and why I was doing it(like I had a chance).

I find that this may be the best way to bring a child into th world of Firearms. It is very educational. I am a firm believer in " never to young for gun saftey"

I would rather have them fully understand the gun and its potential dangers. Then to pick it up out of curiosity, and end up hurting someone.

OR..........I'm a horrible parent that is playing with fire?

SpookBoy
September 2, 2007, 06:03 PM
OR..........I'm a horrible parent that is playing with fire?
Hogwash!
I think if we had more parents who taught gun saftey then we wouldnot have alot of problems that we have today.
A BIG plus +1 to you my friend!Excellent parenting skills.

kristop64089
September 2, 2007, 06:06 PM
well ya never know when a gun grabber is trolling the board, so i said it b4 them:D

Cremon
September 2, 2007, 06:07 PM
My 11 year old son helps me clean my guns. He likes shooting my 9mm. It took him a while to get used to the loud report. I had to put in ear plugs AND hearing protection on him before he'd agree to start shooting it. His payment for shooting it? About 20 minutes with the field stripped 9mm, some Hoppes #9, bore brushes, some patch cloths and Q-tips. I'll clean my 45s right next to him.

My 8 year old daughter won't be bothered with guns right now, although she understands why I have them and does like handling them sometimes. But she won't shoot one yet. "The bangs are too loud" she says (she's heard me shoot them). In a few years, she's getting some trips to the range though. None of my children are growing up without being familiar with, and being able to shoot firearms.

My 3 year old son isn't ready yet, though he has looked at all the parts when I have taken my guns apart. He worships the ground his older brother walks on and when Daddy and Aaron are cleaning guns, little Ben LOVES to watch. He's got some time yet.

kristop64089, you are a GREAT parent!!

doncameron
September 2, 2007, 07:09 PM
I think you are a GREAT parent!
That is how I taught my sons.....15 years ago

FirstFreedom
September 2, 2007, 07:46 PM
"YIPPIE! I love cleaning guns daddy".

Ahhh, gotta love it. :) Maybe I should have some shorties....

kristop64089
September 2, 2007, 07:58 PM
yeah I'm trying to start my own race up here.

Ffreedom, I failed history I guess, but which tollroad state r u in?

Ocraknife
September 2, 2007, 08:38 PM
as SOON as she is old enough it is your fatherly duty to hand her your guns to clean once you get back from the range.

swmike
September 2, 2007, 08:44 PM
That's how I raised my kids and now I am doing the same with 5 grandkids. My only fear is that my Granddaughter will out score me in a few years.:eek: