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View Diary: "One Million Moms" vs. a NYT must-read: "Selling a New Generation on Guns" (151 comments)

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  •  Because some things are just too dangerous. (0+ / 0-)

    We don't permit the sale of alchohol to minors, because we acknowledge that most minors lack the maturity to handle drinking.  (Something which is also true of many adults.)

    Guns are extremely, extremely dangerous, and the consequences of a mistake or a moment of inattention can quite literally be fatal.  Putting deadly weapons into the hands of children just isn't a good idea.  We've seen how many tragedies occur because of the failure of adults to handle guns properly.  Adding to those numbers by having kids play with devices that are designed to kill human beings simply doesn't make sense.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 02:27:58 PM PST

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    •  Making weapons a forbidden object of power (0+ / 0-)

      is not the solution.

      If weapons are in the house, children need to be educated. Very early. They need to know how to handle a weapon responsibly and how NOT to handle a weapon.

      Allowing children supervised access to a firearm, and imparting the burden of responsibility that comes with that access, will help mitigate the desire to seek out and play with the weapons when adults aren't around.

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