Preacher1011 wrote:The gun control nuts are going crazy with it. They are trying to put an age restriction on semi-auto guns now. This is rediculous. This kid obviously wasn't ready for a gun. That's the parents job. Different kids are ready for firearms at different times, and it's the parent's job to know that time. I think that's where fake guns and bb guns come in to play.
I agree, he probably shouldn't have been out there with anything more than a BB pistol. My parents started me out small and then I worked my way up once I was mature enough to handle it. It all started with a Red Ryder BB gun, then a Marlin .22 rifle and a single shot .410.
I was probably 12 before they would let me handle a pistol beyond a .22. But the fist time I shot a .357, I already knew how to handle and shoot it.
You have to teach young kids the proper mechanics of handling a shooting a gun, with "toy guns" as you called them preach, before you ever hand them anything with real fire power.
Just sad to see it happen, for multiple reasons. Like most problems with kids, it all has to start with parenting.
It's a fact that 70 percent of the people who purchase heavier tackle do so with the categorical I just lost a huge snook! Einstein Hairdo.The other 30 percent have either Tarpon Fever or are sporting a hand cramped into a claw from a deepwater grouper.