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Christian Parents Should Have Their Kids Play with Toy Guns

OscarL Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 11:55 AM
I got my first gun(a 410 single shot shotgun which I thought was the best gun in the world at the time and I gave it to my son) when I was big enough to keep it from dragging on the ground. Before that I had a BB gun and before that a whole list of toy guns. Now I have...well that's no one's business but mine, and I have never shot anyone or at anyone. It gave me a sense of responsibility on the day I shot my first rabbit with that old 410, it taught me a very important lesson on what happens when you pull the trigger while pointing it at a living creature. That's not something you learn playing with dolls. That old 410 is now my grandsons.
Earl29 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 12:04 PM
Well, olewis, I certainly hope your son and grandson passed thourough background checks before receiving that old .410.
Tionico Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 12:26 PM
background checks are a stupid modern invention of the brady brats... circa 1980 something. I still remember, in 1980, driving across into the neighbouring state, putting four $20 bills on the counter, picking up the boxed Ruger 10/.22 lying there, and walking out. No BGC, no ID, no paperwork other than the cash register receipt.. from a real retail gun dealer. Oh, and across state lines, too. I think at that point in time thre had been three mass shootings ever in the US. Family pass-downs should NEVER require a BGC. Nor should transfers between known friends. You hoplos want to control everything from the supply side. Try enforcing the laws liming the use of guns for things like robbery, housebreakings, strreet mugging. Usage is the probl
traitorbill Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 1:08 PM
Aren't background checks just disguised registration?

According to CBS, St. Louis, Pastor Rodney Francis, of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church, wants to keep kiddos away from guns, so this summer his church is planning a “toy gun buy back” program. How quaint. I kid you not: A. Toy. Gun. Buy. Back. Sounds like he’s setting up the next generation to be victimized slaves to bad people and policies.

Yep, Reverend Rodney “feels” he needs to do “everything (he) can to not allow our kids to get exposed to (guns) too early.” Aww ... ain’t that sweet? Hey, maybe he could also hand out during that...