Originally Posted by CoMoChief
No....more stupid laws and such is the reason you can't have a level headed conversation about guns.
What's a gun safe going to do? If you want one, fine go get one if it makes you feel better about guns being in the same house as your kids. If something bad happens where you need to access them quickly in another area of the house guess what? Youre ****ed.
What's ridiculous is everyone having gun safes. I mean what are you trying to solve here? More safety?
A gun safe could very well have prevented Newton.
If I need access to my guns in a quick manner, I will have no problem doing so. My safe is biometric meaning that I don't have to fumble with keys or combinations. I understand that not everyone has a safe like that.
As to what I am trying to solve here. There are many gun deaths due to accidental discharges. Requiring that arms be stored when not in use could go a long way in preventing the wrong hands (be it toddler, teenager, or anyone else).
It's all about parenting.....THATS IT. I've known exactly how to operate, shoot, load, clean my dad's guns since I was about 9-10 yrs old. I've always known exactly where my dad kept his guns...but you know what?
He told me to never get them out unless he's around.
So you know what I did?
I never got them out unless he was around and i asked to get them out.
See how simple that is? We don't need gun safes, or other stupid shit. It all comes down to common sense and personal responsibility.
I was taught at a VERY young age that guns are not toys...they're dangerous weapons that can cause harm if used incorrectly.
I completely and totally disagree with you. It is not about parenting ALONE. It is about educating people on the use, safety, and storage of these weapons. It is all fine and well to bluster around and talk about how your pappy taught you all about guns and you wee such a well behaved kid (like every single one in the history of children have been) that you didn't need to be protected from yourself. While we have a right to own these guns... we should be responsible enough to learn about them and encourage others to do the same.
Congratu-****ing-lations. You were the Wunder Child. Unfortunately, your reality is not the same one everyone else lives in.