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  •  similar story in my family (1+ / 0-)
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    If you're careful, if you always treat it like it's loaded, and think ahead, you're not going to end up in the gunfail roles.

    •  There is no substitute for parenting (1+ / 0-)

      My sibling and I had to take care of ground hogs. There were a number of rules in place that reduced the potential for problems, one of which, was if we were squabbling neither one of us was allowed out of the house, until we had mutually settled whatever we were fighting about.  

      Disputes got resolved pretty quickly with/without parental involvement.

      Another is that there were two of us and only 1 rifle. We were taught to always be together, literally touching, side by side, before a bullet was ever loaded.

      Honestly, I can't even imagine ever dropping a firearm. But then again we didn't carry it with us every where we went.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 02:59:05 PM PDT

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    •  The problem here--one that I diaried last (1+ / 0-)
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      week--is that outstanding good people who were raised with guns and even credentialed by the state with pretty unusual licenses can be careless. I know my brother was the epitome of perfection of gun responsibility--until a few weeks ago. Again, this doesn't have to do with gun regulation so much as attitudes towards guns.

      “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

      by jeff in nyc on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 06:25:18 PM PDT

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      •  I remember your diary (1+ / 0-)
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        and think your brother is probably very safe, and responsible the vast majority of his hunting and shooting practice.  But I think that in that instance, doing something that was beyond the usual, managing children, and camping, and a loaded firearm, was simply more than his working memory could manage on that day.

        Keeping an eye on multiple children, inside or outside the home, is almost a full-time activity, especially in a new environment. Hopefully, he'll take the close call to heart and change something about his own safe practices to make safety habits a little more redundant. E.g. a gun is unloaded, cleared and laid flat. Then again before bedtime, the gun is checked again, to make sure it is unloaded and lays flat.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 08:44:27 AM PDT

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    •  You are stupidly arrogant if you think you (0+ / 0-)

      cannot have an accident.

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