Originally Posted by RockyMtnMT
If you don't your a fool. My kids know what a gun is, and what it does.
I have three daughters. Amen!! they know what a gun is, what it does, and that they are only to be used on bad people I don't know. they have stood there in amazement as I skinned deer at what that little bitty bullet would do to that "big ol' deer". and they see enough guns that they think nothing of them. Just another tool of daddy's not to be touched unless he says so. nothing more nothing less. But they know what it is used for and what it can do. I remind them regularly when the subject comes up. I don't believe in hiding guns from your kids. It just makes them more interesting, like the forbidden fruit. I will never have that. they see me working on them but never playing with them. if I am working on a gun they look at it just like I was working on the washer, or at my job. they are young and ask questions of course, but the only problem I have is them leaving plastic tipped bullets alone. They are pretty and they want to play with them. Its funny though when my friends are around and my 6 yo will bring me a shell, and say, I found this loaded round laying out and I don't want the little kids to get it. She has helped me load enough ammo that she can tell you all of the components of a loaded round and what each does. But the bottom line is that I just don't want them to ever think a gun is a big deal, I don't want them to fear them in any way or to think they give you some sort of magical power which has been what led to most child shootings I have known of. Also they are not allowed to have toy guns. I tell them when they are old enough I will get them a real one.