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ABC news continues its assault on guns and gun owners: Before Arranging Playdates, Ask About Guns

They are telling people to be afraid of gun owners. And try to make gun owners look like lunatics ready to snap at any moment. More at Newsbusters.

Update: What she said.

9 Responses to “Kids and guns”

  1. Vote For David Says:

    Doesn’t work. Almost everyone who knows me, knows that if they see me they are around someone with a gun, and that includes when they are at my house for a birthday party for the children, OR if I am at their houses for a party for their children.

    Nobody yet has run away screaming when they saw me coming. I must be doing it wrong.

  2. Mikee Says:

    I don’t tell people I have guns, even if they ask, unless I decide they have a reason to know. Sort of a parallel to my feelings trumping their right to know.

    I don’t tell people out in public that I carry concealed. If they find out, I’m doing it wrong or there is a threat to which I am responding (touching wood, never so far).

    I don’t tell other drivers that there is a gun in my car. I keep it to myself even if they flip me off as they merge poorly into my lane (which only happens about once a month here in Austin, compared to much more often back on the east coast).

    I do tell officers conducting traffic stops on me that I have a CHL & a gun – it is the law to do so here in TX.

    Don’t ask – cuz I don’t tell: it isn’t just an Army thing.

  3. Cargosquid Says:

    Not only did I inform my neighbors that I had guns, I offered to take their whole family shooting. Their 3 kids play with my daughter. They are Indian immigrants. When it gets warmer, I’m taking them out with a .22 and a 9mm. Should be fun. I also introduced their oldest son to tomahawk throwing in my backyard.

  4. JJR Says:

    I told a girlfriend once about the .357 snubbie in my car glove box when she was a passenger in my car. She has one of her own at home and knows how to shoot. The reason I told her is we were low on gas and in a “bad” part of town. She knew I am a CHL (and she got hers while we were dating). I wanted her to know where the snubbie was in case something happened while I was outside filling up or paying the cashier. I was wearing my .380 Bersa Thunder but if I went down I wanted her to be able to defend herself effectively. Happily, we refueled without incident and we got the heck out of that neighborhood.

  5. Hypnagogue Says:

    It’s really hard to argue with ABC about this one: I don’t want my kids hanging out with liberals — it might stunt their emotional growth. The truth is, out here in “Real America” alarmist anti-gun behavior would quickly get you ostracized from the community. Good riddance.

    Conversation from last month:
    “Where you going?”
    “Fishing the big tank.”
    “Don’t forget to take a gun, March is prime rattlesnake season.”
    “Yes, mom.”

  6. Chas Says:

    Markie Marxist sez: “Parents should ask about guns because any private citizen who owns a gun is not a good Marxist and therefore should be shunned, ostracized and discriminated against at every opportunity. We can use children as an excuse to ferret out private gun owners and hurt them. That works for us!”

  7. illinois voter Says:

    It might be a great way to keep the house quiet, Keep all those noisy sugar enhanced kids from running around your castle and raising holy heck on your peace and tranquility…..

    Hmmm Yea, I got a load of guns keep your noisy ill-behaved kids away from my house!

  8. staghounds Says:


    “The truth is, out here in “Real America” alarmist anti-gun behavior would quickly get you ostracized from the community. Good riddance.”

    No, the truth should be that ANYwhere in America, behavior showing that someone was afraid of guns in the hands of decent people out of media manipulation would quickly produce concern, diagnostic questions, information, and offers to learn about guns first hand at the range from the community. Welcome, new shooter or at least new person who has seen both sides and knows we are not the sort of people who ostracize those who don’t yet agree with us.

    There is plenty of room for a parent to want his children in a gun free place. I wouldn’t be that way with all party locations, but I might with some. It’s well within a parent’s duty to want to know.

  9. Kellene Says:

    Great links. The problem that is perpetuating these accidental shooting statistics are TOY GUNS. Kids are getting fed images from every direction of glamorized violence and they try to act out what they’re seeing. Teach kids proper respect of a firearm, please. Also, just posted Part 4 of the Children and Guns series!

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