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  •  "Stop. Don't Touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult" (1+ / 0-)
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    This is the mantra taught - with a catchy rhythm - in
    the NRA's "Eddie Eagle" cartoon.

    I believe that our kids were first shown this at their elementary school. They thought it was "really dumb" and so we made great fun of it at home... over and over and over again. I'd pull a kitchen drawer open and say "omg, who left this gun in here?" Then they'd chant the mantra at me and we'd all laugh our heads off.

    Despite all the levity, I'm pretty sure they got the message... and were convinced that a gun could "go off" if you even touched it with your  little pinky.

    My wife grew up with a father who kept guns and taught her to shoot... and when our kids were invited over for play dates, she did ask the neighbors if they kept firearms in the house.

    When my girls reached college age, they got to fire grandpa's .45 at a target range with their uncle. I had no objections... there's nothing like being in a car accident to teach you how much lethal energy is contained in a moving automobile.

    Have you noticed?
    Politicians who promise LESS government
    only deliver BAD government.

    by jjohnjj on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 08:30:09 AM PST

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    •  That video was hosted by Jason Priestly -nt (0+ / 0-)
    •  My experience with a rifle (0+ / 0-)

      at a friend's ranch...aiming it and about to pull the trigger when a yellow jacket landed on my forearm and stung me. BOOM! and the rifle shot far north of the target. Then my friend's idiot employee decided to shoot his hand gun at the yellow jackets' ground nest.

      I will never forget sprinting to the truck cab with a swarm of really angry yellow jackets coming after me. Holy crap.

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      by ksh01 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:25:52 AM PST

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