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(New York Daily News)   NRA caps off convention by selling lifetime membership to 3 year old . Some people have a problem with this   (nydailynews.com) divider line 392
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2013-05-06 01:39:05 PM  
 
2013-05-06 01:43:19 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Meanwhile...


Clearly the 6 year old should have been armed also.
 
2013-05-06 01:43:20 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Meanwhile...


Came in to say this is a win-win for the NRA since the kid will probably shoot someone or be shot to death before puberty.
 
2013-05-06 01:44:41 PM  
FTFA: In a seminar, gun instructor Rob Pincus advised parents that the best place to put a home gun safe is in their children's bedrooms.
"Here's my position on this: If you're worried that your kid is going to try to break into the safe that is in their bedroom, with a gun in it, you have bigger problems than home defense," Pincus said.

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Yup, but most parents who have problem kids don't realize they're a problem until it's too late.
 
2013-05-06 01:47:09 PM  
Doesn't matter.  Can you tell which of these is 3 years old and which is 25?

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2013-05-06 01:48:01 PM  
The three year old promptly shot 4 people in the shins.
 
2013-05-06 01:50:23 PM  
The answer here is simple: give the NRA what they want: amend the Second Amendment to require that everyone own a weapon and be proficient in its use.

/then we can revisit majority rule again
 
2013-05-06 01:50:46 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Yup, but most parents who have problem kids don't realize they're a problem until it's too late.


Bullshiat.

You know long before they are school age, if you're paying attention.  Nancy Lanza knew that, too.

Once someone is an adult, and intelligent, there is pretty much nothing you can do to keep them from going postal if they want, unless you lock them up in a secure facility.

Nothing.

Make all the guns disappear magically overnight?   They'll just find a new way.
 
2013-05-06 01:54:07 PM  
The only way to stop a bad toddler with a gun is a good toddler with a gun.
 
2013-05-06 01:54:43 PM  

dittybopper: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Yup, but most parents who have problem kids don't realize they're a problem until it's too late.

Bullshiat.

You know long before they are school age, if you're paying attention.  Nancy Lanza knew that, too.

Once someone is an adult, and intelligent, there is pretty much nothing you can do to keep them from going postal if they want, unless you lock them up in a secure facility.

Nothing.

Make all the guns disappear magically overnight?   They'll just find a new way.


Bullshiat.  Many severe forms of psychosis hit way later than that.

I'm not relating this to guns in any way, just pointing out that your statement is flat-out, blatantly wrong.
 
2013-05-06 01:55:14 PM  

dittybopper: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Yup, but most parents who have problem kids don't realize they're a problem until it's too late.

Bullshiat.

You know long before they are school age, if you're paying attention.  Nancy Lanza knew that, too.

Once someone is an adult, and intelligent, there is pretty much nothing you can do to keep them from going postal if they want, unless you lock them up in a secure facility.

Nothing.

Make all the guns disappear magically overnight?   They'll just find a new way.


What I want to know is why I am denied my constitutional right to carry a bazooka onto an aircraft.  As the 9/11 attackers proved, you can ban bazookas from aircraft, but they'll just find a new way.
 
2013-05-06 01:55:30 PM  

dittybopper: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Yup, but most parents who have problem kids don't realize they're a problem until it's too late.

Bullshiat.

You know long before they are school age, if you're paying attention.  Nancy Lanza knew that, too.

Once someone is an adult, and intelligent, there is pretty much nothing you can do to keep them from going postal if they want, unless you lock them up in a secure facility.

Nothing.

Make all the guns disappear magically overnight?   They'll just find a new way.


not bad, you only had to go back 23 years for a deliberate arson event. how many gun events in that timespan? how many deaths from mass stabbings? hammers? chainsaws? video games?
yeah, making the guns disappear won't make the problem go away. but why the hell do we have to continue to make it so damn easy? the right to be insane and kill people shall not be infringed.
 
2013-05-06 01:55:31 PM  
When I was born, my dad had the chance to buy me a lifetime Kansas hunting and fishing license, but didn't because it was so incredibly expensive, at $200.

It's arguably still a good deal today at $882.
 
2013-05-06 01:55:50 PM  
The Catholics don't have a problem with this practice.
 
2013-05-06 01:55:53 PM  

dittybopper: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Yup, but most parents who have problem kids don't realize they're a problem until it's too late.

Bullshiat.

You know long before they are school age, if you're paying attention.  Nancy Lanza knew that, too.

Once someone is an adult, and intelligent, there is pretty much nothing you can do to keep them from going postal if they want, unless you lock them up in a secure facility.

Nothing.

Make all the guns disappear magically overnight?   They'll just find a new way.


Maybe keeping firearms in a house with a crazy person wasn't a good idea.
 
2013-05-06 01:56:21 PM  

dittybopper: Make all the guns disappear magically overnight? They'll just find a new way.


Then get a lighter for home defense.
 
2013-05-06 01:56:32 PM  
Meh. It's common for parents to buy their kids memberships like this at a young age.

Same with lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, the cost at doing it so young is worthwhile financially if you think your kids will get some use out of it.

The "value" in being a lifetime NRA member is certainly debatable, just not the financial soundness of doing it so early.
 
2013-05-06 01:56:40 PM  
There are problem kids and then there are kids who become problems because of their problem parents.

So the best way to make sure everything is fine is to arm kids.  You know, for freedom.
 
2013-05-06 01:57:40 PM  

Fart_Machine: dittybopper: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Yup, but most parents who have problem kids don't realize they're a problem until it's too late.

Bullshiat.

You know long before they are school age, if you're paying attention.  Nancy Lanza knew that, too.

Once someone is an adult, and intelligent, there is pretty much nothing you can do to keep them from going postal if they want, unless you lock them up in a secure facility.

Nothing.

Make all the guns disappear magically overnight?   They'll just find a new way.

Maybe keeping firearms in a house with a crazy person wasn't a good idea.


The mom was a total idiot for that one.
 
2013-05-06 01:57:55 PM  
"
FRIGHTENING: A small girl holding and aiming a handgun.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/kidding-nra-pushes-guns-kids - young-newtown-victims-sick-youth-day-article-1.1335901#ixzz2SXK6xTpD
 "

with an orange tip. meaning not a gun. i'm sure the media thinks it's a B-2-Ar-47-AK-15-F-22-RAPTOR-VULCAN-sniper-assult-rifle though.
 
2013-05-06 01:58:22 PM  
No biggie, we learned last week that in 2 years he'll be old enough to kill his sister, with his super cute "My First Murder Weapon" rifle. No charges will be filed.
 
2013-05-06 01:58:35 PM  

jayhawk88: When I was born, my dad had the chance to buy me a lifetime Kansas hunting and fishing license, but didn't because it was so incredibly expensive, at $200.

It's arguably still a good deal today at $882.


My future kids will be given lifetime hunting and fishing licenses for their first birthdays, no doubt.
 
2013-05-06 01:59:00 PM  

jayhawk88: When I was born, my dad had the chance to buy me a lifetime Kansas hunting and fishing license, but didn't because it was so incredibly expensive, at $200.It's arguably still a good deal today at $882.


Wow. I'd call that a good deal. Anywhere in KS, any/every season?
 
2013-05-06 01:59:13 PM  

Mrtraveler01: The mom was a total idiot for that one.


Makes you wonder if that was the last thing that passed through her mind.

Other than her own bullets, I mean.
 
2013-05-06 02:00:06 PM  

the biggest redneck here: jayhawk88: When I was born, my dad had the chance to buy me a lifetime Kansas hunting and fishing license, but didn't because it was so incredibly expensive, at $200.

It's arguably still a good deal today at $882.

My future kids will be given lifetime hunting and fishing licenses for their first birthdays, no doubt.


How many future kids do you have?
 
2013-05-06 02:00:10 PM  
You all are arguing with a person who has stated that it is irresponsible parenting not to teach your young child to shoot a gun. They simply cannot imagine a life without gun ownership from the very cradle.
 
2013-05-06 02:00:22 PM  
It is my fond hope that this country, someday, will grow up.
 
2013-05-06 02:01:20 PM  
So? The gun control lobby is really lowering the bar for outrage. Outrage for the 3rd rate political junkie's mind is a drug. They keep needing more and more of it to function on a daily basis. It'll reach a point where they'll be turn tricks in a back alley just to hear about a Senator tabling a committee discussion until the next day.
 
2013-05-06 02:01:54 PM  

jayhawk88: When I was born, my dad had the chance to buy me a lifetime Kansas hunting and fishing license, but didn't because it was so incredibly expensive, at $200.

It's arguably still a good deal today at $882.


I'd get it now while you can.

I can only imagine the cost of those going up as Kansas gets more and more strapped for cash.
 
2013-05-06 02:01:57 PM  

mrshowrules: the biggest redneck here: jayhawk88: When I was born, my dad had the chance to buy me a lifetime Kansas hunting and fishing license, but didn't because it was so incredibly expensive, at $200.

It's arguably still a good deal today at $882.

My future kids will be given lifetime hunting and fishing licenses for their first birthdays, no doubt.

How many future kids do you have?


Six. They're all baking in my right nut so that they can be friends from the start.

Current kid is exempt due to disability.
 
2013-05-06 02:02:42 PM  

WTF Indeed: So? The gun control lobby is really lowering the bar for outrage. Outrage for the 3rd rate political junkie's mind is a drug. They keep needing more and more of it to function on a daily basis. It'll reach a point where they'll be turn tricks in a back alley just to hear about a Senator tabling a committee discussion until the next day.


Well that and it's the Daily News.

If they aren't sensationalizing something, then it's a bad day for them.
 
2013-05-06 02:02:56 PM  
So the kid was able to pass the aptitude test?
 
2013-05-06 02:03:12 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: No biggie, we learned last week that in 2 years he'll be old enough to kill his sister, with his super cute "My First Murder Weapon" rifle. No charges will be filed.


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This is the residence where the incident occured. I don't think you can get anymore "sterotypical rural Kentucky" than that.
 
2013-05-06 02:03:35 PM  
"In the convention center, pint-sized gun enthusiasts, some taught about the Second Amendment before they learned to read, perused the latest makes and models of firearms."

You might be a redneck if...
 
2013-05-06 02:04:37 PM  

vernonFL: HotWingConspiracy: No biggie, we learned last week that in 2 years he'll be old enough to kill his sister, with his super cute "My First Murder Weapon" rifle. No charges will be filed.

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This is the residence where the incident occured. I don't think you can get anymore "sterotypical rural Kentucky" than that.


Who 'shopped out the multiple cars on blocks and the dirty baby running around in a diaper unattended?
 
2013-05-06 02:05:17 PM  

Wyalt Derp: "In the convention center, pint-sized gun enthusiasts, some taught about the Second Amendment before they learned to read, perused the latest makes and models of firearms."

You might be a redneck if...


To be fair, for most of them that time period will encompass their entire lives and is no indicaition of their actual age.
 
2013-05-06 02:05:43 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: You all are arguing with a person who has stated that it is irresponsible parenting not to teach your young child to shoot a gun. They simply cannot imagine a life without gun ownership from the very cradle.


Knowing how to handle a firearm is a useful thing. It's like knowing how to swim, or drive a manual transmission. It isn't necessary to live out a full life, and it will probably never ever ever come up. But it's the kind of thing that might possible save your life one day maybe.

That said, there's a difference between teaching a child how to handle a gun, and being a part of the cult of the gun.
 
2013-05-06 02:07:28 PM  
300 dollars for a lifetime membership at 3 years old? The NRA might be getting ripped off if you factor in inflation over the course of their lifetime
 
2013-05-06 02:08:22 PM  
Sweet, train them up and send them to fight the child armies of Africa.  It's a lot more fun than Boy Scouts!

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2013-05-06 02:08:41 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Philip Francis Queeg: You all are arguing with a person who has stated that it is irresponsible parenting not to teach your young child to shoot a gun. They simply cannot imagine a life without gun ownership from the very cradle.

Knowing how to handle a firearm is a useful thing. It's like knowing how to swim, or drive a manual transmission. It isn't necessary to live out a full life, and it will probably never ever ever come up. But it's the kind of thing that might possible save your life one day maybe.

That said, there's a difference between teaching a child how to handle a gun, and being a part of the cult of the gun.


It's also the kind of thing that could take your life tomorrow, Those in the cult of gun ownership generally choose to ignore that detail.
 
2013-05-06 02:09:58 PM  

mrshowrules: the biggest redneck here: jayhawk88: When I was born, my dad had the chance to buy me a lifetime Kansas hunting and fishing license, but didn't because it was so incredibly expensive, at $200.

It's arguably still a good deal today at $882.

My future kids will be given lifetime hunting and fishing licenses for their first birthdays, no doubt.

How many future kids do you have?


Depends on how many of his future rubbers break.
 
2013-05-06 02:10:12 PM  
Meh.  A lifetime membership in a lobbying organization.  Really doesn't surprise me one bit.

However, I do think that before letting a child use an actual gun, they should have to prove that they are at least dextrous enough to tie their own shoes.  I think that should be a prerequisite at least.
 
2013-05-06 02:11:06 PM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: 300 dollars for a lifetime membership at 3 years old? The NRA might be getting ripped off if you factor in inflation over the course of their lifetime


Indoctrination. They're hoping -- and confidently so -- that those types grow up to be the type that donates. Repeatedly, and forever.
 
2013-05-06 02:11:09 PM  

WTF Indeed: So? The gun control lobby is really lowering the bar for outrage. Outrage for the 3rd rate political junkie's mind is a drug. They keep needing more and more of it to function on a daily basis. It'll reach a point where they'll be turn tricks in a back alley just to hear about a Senator tabling a committee discussion until the next day.


Their bar is still miles above the gun lobby, however. The gun lobby sh*ts its pants hourly over stuff that President Obama hasn't even done.
 
2013-05-06 02:12:13 PM  
"This is indoctrination," said Jose Sequeiros, 67, of Houston. "These kids are too young to see that guns are wrong."Except that guns are not "wrong".I may think it's as wrong-headed to teach an 8 year old how to shoot a gun as to teach an 8 year old how to drive a car or what condoms are for, but the opposition to this seems to have an especially simple-minded view. And frankly, if these kids are in gun-owning households, (presumably they are since their parents drug them to an NRA convention) I think it's a GOOD idea for them to have some basic conceptual training or familiarity with safety and proper handling of a fire-arm. Meaning *I* wouldn't do it, but then they aren't my kids, and it's not my gun-owning household.
 
2013-05-06 02:12:39 PM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: 300 dollars for a lifetime membership at 3 years old? The NRA might be getting ripped off if you factor in inflation over the course of their lifetime


They're playing the odds.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2011/04/guns-in-the-home-lots-of-risk -a mbiguity/
 
2013-05-06 02:13:13 PM  

utah dude: "
FRIGHTENING: A small girl holding and aiming a handgun.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/kidding-nra-pushes-guns-kids - young-newtown-victims-sick-youth-day-article-1.1335901#ixzz2SXK6xTpD
 "

with an orange tip. meaning not a gun. i'm sure the media thinks it's a B-2-Ar-47-AK-15-F-22-RAPTOR-VULCAN-sniper-assult-rifle though.


More frightening is that when they are at the firing line, where is an adult teaching them proper technique and safety..... when will this horror end.
 
2013-05-06 02:13:24 PM  

someonelse: Their bar is still miles above the gun lobby, however. The gun lobby sh*ts its pants hourly over stuff that President Obama hasn't even done.


"Sure we're bad, but they're worse!" is never a solid argument for anything.
 
2013-05-06 02:13:39 PM  

Mrtraveler01: jayhawk88: When I was born, my dad had the chance to buy me a lifetime Kansas hunting and fishing license, but didn't because it was so incredibly expensive, at $200.

It's arguably still a good deal today at $882.

I'd get it now while you can.

I can only imagine the cost of those going up as Kansas gets more and more strapped for cash.


If I'd been fishing for more than 4 hours in any given year of the past 10, I probably would.
 
2013-05-06 02:15:10 PM  
FTFA:In a seminar, gun instructor Rob Pincus advised parents that the best place to put a home gun safe is in their children's bedrooms."Here's my position on this: If you're worried that your kid is going to try to break into the safe that is in their bedroom, with a gun in it, you have bigger problems than home defense," Pincus said.

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