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(Slate)   "My husband and I have a 1-year-old daughter. Our parents all live in a state where gun ownership is common. I've talked to my parents about the shotgun they own; my father-in-law is a racist sexist ass who left a gun out. How can I scold him?"   ( divider line
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2020-06-30 7:42:21 PM  

Clash City Farker: Oh, he has been a very naughty boy. So naughty. You are going to give him a spanking. Such a hard, hard spanking and teach him a lesson he wont forget.

If a child or children are injured or killed by the shotgun, will that teach him, or you, anything you wont forget? If not, a District Attorney will teach him something!
2020-06-30 9:41:23 PM  
"I'll take shiat that never happened for$1,000".
2020-07-01 6:47:18 AM  

RussianPotato: enry: RTOGUY: When you get there just ask them if the gun is put away. Done. No need to make a huge issue out of it how do these people survive to adulthood?

It makes you wonder when you have to ask.the question each time you visit.

That's not much of a burden.  People who don't live with kids in the house don't have the same mental patterns.  They're not constantly worried about the guns being put up.  It's not much to ask and remind an older person "Hey, kids are over, make sure you didn't forget to put up the gun!"

And considering what is at stake, we're talking about a sliver of prevention to stop a ton of problems.

PLUS, now you know a great gift to get the inlaws - one of those quick open palm reading safes.  They cost like 100-200 and make it so the proper owner can access the gun almost instantly.

exactly this, when my kid was young my house was quite safe but years later now that no kids in the house, i don't worry about stuff lying around that might be unsafe for kids, talk to your Dad more than likely after the normal little pushback we all give at first, He will understand and maybe say "once the little one is older He can teach the kid how to shoot and gun safety"
2020-07-01 7:49:51 AM  

retrobruce: Frederick45: Elegy:  I've kept my loaded shotgun in the corner of the closet

And you just leave a loaded shotgun in plain view! And you call yourself an adult!

In the corner of the closet doesn't exactly sound like "in plain view" to me.

My dad kept a stack of old Playboys in the corner of his closet, and by the time I was 10 I had all the cartoons and Party Jokes memorized. He went to his grave decades later, secure in the knowledge that I had never found them.
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