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Re: was Dogs now peeping tom scum

  • Subject: Re: was Dogs now peeping tom scum
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 12:11:06 -0600

Yeh..you've always got a few of those around.  Too bad.

On 2/3/09, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI <
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> Well...kids are still kids...I have a friend, just as responsible as you
> describe with teaching his kids about guns. But he bought a new fancy
> pistol and while the parents were out one day the 12 yr old kid got into
> the lockbox, took the keys, opened the locked cabinet and the thingy
> that locks the trigger. Loaded the gun, played with it, and ended up
> accidently shooting himself in the leg. Just missed his femoral artery.
> He knew better. He had been taught better. He knew better while he was
> doing it but he was 12 years old. His dad should have had those keys on
> his person, but he didn't because his son was well-taught in gun safety,
> honor student, honest brave clean reverent, you get the idea.
> I own a gun myself but IMO they are not safe. No matter how well you
> taught your kids or how well you behaved when you were young.
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Daryl
> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 1:04 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] was Dogs now peeping tom scum
> Jesse,
> When I taught riflery at a YMCA camp, we used to shoot oranges for
> demonstration. We had the kids feel the orange and note that it was very
> similar to human flesh (being able to press it with fingers).
> We'd splat those oranges all over the place. We never, ever had a kid
> run
> for his target before the all-clear was given, and they were very
> careful to
> check to make sure that all cartridges had ejected before they moved
> from
> prone position. We also never had a kid aim even an empty and
> double-checked
> 22 at anyone else, even though we taught kids as young as 8 (and an
> occasional precocious 7 year old).
> My brother had rifles when I was growing up, and I never would have
> considered playing with a gun. I had more respect for guns than I had
> for
> cars, even though I saw my sister forget to check that the car was out
> of
> gear when she started it, and sent it through the garage door (and
> nearly
> out the other side of the garage) when I was about 5.  I wouldn't have
> considered touching either one. I think my brother took me skeet
> shooting
> when I was 8 - not older than 9 because we moved then.
> I haven't checked into the cost of hand guns in a long time. What do
> they
> run now? I've been contemplating getting one- the neighborhood is
> changing.
> My immediate neighbors are fine, but there are a lot of renters down the
> road, and there is gang sign on the main road about a mile away. I don't
> think I can handle a big dog anymore. If I get another dog, it will have
> to
> be closer to Beagle sized, maybe smaller.
> d
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 9:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] was Dogs now peeping tom scum
> > Any child who thinks a gun is a toy, was not brought up properly by
> their
> > parents.  They should be taught to respect a gun and what it can do.
> I
> > was
> > taught how to shoot at age six...and my father shot a pumpkin, and I
> > watched
> > it explode everywhere, and my dad said, "don't play with a
> > gun...EVER...because that's what will happen if you hit
> somebody...always
> > respect a gun, and never aim it at a person unless you intend to have
> them
> > look like that (and pointed to the pumpkin).  I never, EVER, messed
> with
> > my
> > dad's guns, but I knew where every single one of them were kept.  And
> they
> > were loaded.  My dad was Navy, and he was on a ship for long periods
> at a
> > time, and my mother was out in the country, on a farm, with three
> > daughters...and pregnant with my brother.  He wanted to make sure my
> > mother
> > knew how to use them, and that we had some way to protect ourselves if
> we
> > needed to.  I think growing up on a farm, and in the country, and
> being
> > military makes a difference.
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