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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?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 8:12:26 AM  
20 votes:
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2020-06-30 10:58:57 AM  
13 votes:
Stop getting pissed at dad for your own failings. Trigger locks, cable locks, gun safes, all that liberal bullshiat is just a crutch for irresponsible gun owners and they will absolutely get you killed- because when you need a gun you need a gun. Educate your family about gun safety instead.

I have two young 'uns aged 9 and 10. Since my oldest was 1 year old, I've kept my loaded shotgun in the corner of the closet and my loaded revolver in my nightstand drawer. Rather than try to lock the gun away and pretend it doesn't exist, I educated mine how to act around guns like a real parent does. Any time they start playing around my guns, I just wack em with a rolled up newspaper and tell 'em bad dogin a firm voice. We've never had a problem, both are pretty smart and well behaved.
 
2020-06-30 7:24:02 AM  
6 votes:

Sorelian's Ghost: Wing him or knee cap him...that will teach him to leave a shotgun lying around.


No need for that.  But do by all means pull the trigger to check if its loaded.  Maybe point it at the couch first.  You don't want to act irresponsibly.
 
2020-06-30 2:56:51 PM  
3 votes:

cryinoutloud: realmolo: I have two young 'uns aged 9 and 10. Since my oldest was 1 year old, I've kept my loaded shotgun in the corner of the closet and my loaded revolver in my nightstand drawer. Rather than try to lock the gun away and pretend it doesn't exist, I educated mine how to act around guns like a real parent does. Any time they start playing around my guns, I just wack em with a rolled up newspaper and tell 'em bad dogin a firm voice. We've never had a problem, both are pretty smart and well behaved.
You're a moron. And a coward.

Why? I've never seen a little kid who was into guns unless their dad made them.

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That's an awful pic, makes me cringe.  The kid is going to rust the barrel and ruin it.
 
2020-06-30 12:21:36 PM  
3 votes:

realmolo: EvilEgg: realmolo: Elegy: Stop getting pissed at dad for your own failings. Trigger locks, cable locks, gun safes, all that liberal bullshiat is just a crutch for irresponsible gun owners and they will absolutely get you killed- because when you need a gun you need a gun. Educate your family about gun safety instead.

I have two young 'uns aged 9 and 10. Since my oldest was 1 year old, I've kept my loaded shotgun in the corner of the closet and my loaded revolver in my nightstand drawer. Rather than try to lock the gun away and pretend it doesn't exist, I educated mine how to act around guns like a real parent does. Any time they start playing around my guns, I just wack em with a rolled up newspaper and tell 'em bad dogin a firm voice. We've never had a problem, both are pretty smart and well behaved.

You're a moron. And a coward.

I'm not entirely certain he isn't talking about actual dogs.

You may be right. In which case, I feel like an idiot.


You are not an idiot and he is a moron. A spray bottle of water, NOT a rolled-up newspaper, is the correct and HUMANE way to correct behavior in young children.
 
2020-06-30 8:24:31 AM  
3 votes:

dionysusaur: Take a trigger lock with you.
If it's not put away, lock it and hold the key until you leave.


That was my plan, except I might mail them the key a few months later, maybe.    Or just remove the firing pin.
 
2020-06-30 11:43:10 AM  
2 votes:

realmolo: Elegy: Stop getting pissed at dad for your own failings. Trigger locks, cable locks, gun safes, all that liberal bullshiat is just a crutch for irresponsible gun owners and they will absolutely get you killed- because when you need a gun you need a gun. Educate your family about gun safety instead.

I have two young 'uns aged 9 and 10. Since my oldest was 1 year old, I've kept my loaded shotgun in the corner of the closet and my loaded revolver in my nightstand drawer. Rather than try to lock the gun away and pretend it doesn't exist, I educated mine how to act around guns like a real parent does. Any time they start playing around my guns, I just wack em with a rolled up newspaper and tell 'em bad dogin a firm voice. We've never had a problem, both are pretty smart and well behaved.

You're a moron. And a coward.


I'm not entirely certain he isn't talking about actual dogs.
 
2020-06-30 9:54:17 AM  
2 votes:
Shoot him. Blame the baby.
 
2020-06-30 4:07:33 PM  
1 vote:

Elegy: Stop getting pissed at dad for your own failings. Trigger locks, cable locks, gun safes, all that liberal bullshiat is just a crutch for irresponsible gun owners and they will absolutely get you killed- because when you need a gun you need a gun. Educate your family about gun safety instead.

I have two young 'uns aged 9 and 10. Since my oldest was 1 year old, I've kept my loaded shotgun in the corner of the closet and my loaded revolver in my nightstand drawer. Rather than try to lock the gun away and pretend it doesn't exist, I educated mine how to act around guns like a real parent does. Any time they start playing around my guns, I just wack em with a rolled up newspaper and tell 'em bad dogin a firm voice. We've never had a problem, both are pretty smart and well behaved.


Fine for 6 and up. LW currently has a 1 year old who will be 2 or 3 on the next visit. That age don't listen to shiat.
 
2020-06-30 3:45:15 PM  
1 vote:

Elegy: Stop getting pissed at dad for your own failings. Trigger locks, cable locks, gun safes, all that liberal bullshiat is just a crutch for irresponsible gun owners and they will absolutely get you killed- because when you need a gun you need a gun. Educate your family about gun safety instead.

I have two young 'uns aged 9 and 10. Since my oldest was 1 year old, I've kept my loaded shotgun in the corner of the closet and my loaded revolver in my nightstand drawer. Rather than try to lock the gun away and pretend it doesn't exist, I educated mine how to act around guns like a real parent does. I just wack em with a rolled up newspaper and tell 'em bad dogin a firm voice. We've never had a problem, both are pretty smart and well behaved.


Like you, there are parents that claim that they have taught their children to "never touch a gun"

They, and you, are delusional; what will they do when you are not there to "Whack Them" research has been done in this area where a gun is left concealed in a room with children who have been taught "never touch a gun" The parents involved always absolutely guarantee that  their children would never even touch a gun. They kids find the gun and invariably touch and handle it!

Why? Because guns are more than weapons; they are magical symbols of power, not only to adults but even more so to children.

And you just leave a loaded shotgun in plain view! And you call yourself an adult!
 
2020-06-30 3:22:27 PM  
1 vote:
One more comment on guns and children: There are parents that claim that they have taught their children to "never touch a gun"

They are delusional; research has been done in this area where a gun is left concealed in a room with children who have been taught "never touch a gun" The parents involved always absolutely guarantee that  their children would never even touch a gun. They kids find the gun and invariably touch and handle it!

Why? Because guns are more than weapons; they are magical symbols of power, not only to adults but even more so to children. Do not take children to the homes of gun owners. You are warned!
 
2020-06-30 3:02:35 PM  
1 vote:
"Father-in-law is a racist sexist ass who left a gun out where a child can get to it. What more do you need to know? We are not talking 'Reasonable Person' here!

Children get into everything, and you have no way of knowing how many guns he has, or where he may hide backup weapons. If weapons are there, your child will find them. If he has been careless enough to leave  a shotgun in plain view, knowing a child will be visiting, you can't trust him to be careful, no matter what he says.
Don't go there with your child!
 
2020-06-30 1:27:05 PM  
1 vote:

realmolo: You may be right. In which case, I feel like an idiot.


They're good dogs, Bront.
 
2020-06-30 11:40:14 AM  
1 vote:

Elegy: Stop getting pissed at dad for your own failings. Trigger locks, cable locks, gun safes, all that liberal bullshiat is just a crutch for irresponsible gun owners and they will absolutely get you killed- because when you need a gun you need a gun. Educate your family about gun safety instead.

I have two young 'uns aged 9 and 10. Since my oldest was 1 year old, I've kept my loaded shotgun in the corner of the closet and my loaded revolver in my nightstand drawer. Rather than try to lock the gun away and pretend it doesn't exist, I educated mine how to act around guns like a real parent does. Any time they start playing around my guns, I just wack em with a rolled up newspaper and tell 'em bad dogin a firm voice. We've never had a problem, both are pretty smart and well behaved.


You're a moron. And a coward.
 
2020-06-30 10:02:30 AM  
1 vote:
Butt stuff.
 
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