Bobby Hill asks. To which Hank Hill replies, a little choked up, "Son, do you know how long I waited for you to ask that?"
I was reading in the paper that they want to lower the gun use age from 12 to 10 in Wisconsin. 10?! They can barely even get themselves dressed at that age. They still need a babysitter at that age. But sure, why not give them a gun? If you aren't mature enough to vote, you shouldn't be able to use a gun. If you aren't mature enough to legally drink you shouldn't be able to use a gun. Or maybe it should be as my housemate says: you can use a gun up until you can start drinking.


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March 29, 2005 3:52 PM

Blogger Scott said...

Just discovered your blog(s) - I really like them, but I can't figure out what the difference is between the three...

March 29, 2005 3:52 PM

Blogger Rootietoot said...

Well, here in the Deep South kids get their first bb gun at 6, a 20 gauge shotgun at 10, a hunting rifle (.30.30, etc) at 12 or 14. The thinking is, if you start them out young, they learn the proper way to handle them, and there is no mystery so they aren't inclined to mess with them improperly. My 13 yr old has been shooting since he was 7, and I am confident he can handle himself. It all depends on the kid, I guess. There are some adult who shouldn't be allowed to handle guns, and some children who have enough maturity to be able to go hunting on their own.

March 29, 2005 4:07 PM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

Start 'em out young...would that work with pornography too? Maybe cut down on teen pregnancies?
And speaking of limits on firearms, what's with this "waiting period" before you can buy a gun? I'm angry now, damn it!

March 29, 2005 9:53 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Scott: This blog is just my random topic blog, Renegade Mouth is my blog about interesting quotes, and Sylvana Finds is a blog review blog (it only has blogs that I have found to be consistently interesting).

Rootietoot: Like the Mongolians and horsemanship, right? Where I come form they try the "start them young" thing with drinking- but we still drink ike crazy when we hit 16. I do agree that if children are taught to respect guns they are far less likely to do something stupid with them. So I say NO TOY GUNS! Too much of a mixed message.

sideshow bob: I too totally agree with waiting periods. The only reason you could be in a hurry to get a gun would be to do no good.

March 29, 2005 11:58 PM


Heriberto said...

How old is he? Does he already have a weapon? I do not agree if he has a gun rack on the bike he has. Better to use a gun safe or gun cabinet is placed in the home. This is to prevent things happen that are not in want.