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  •  we are in complete agreement (6+ / 0-)

    though I am a gun owner, 3 of my kids have no idea on how to fire a weapon though the youngest is 24.  They had no interest in firearms but had other interests which is fine with me.  They also chose not to enter the military or LE but should they ever evince an interest, I would insist they be trained by a qualified instructor.

    That being said, we are in the boonies and there has been a rash of home invasions with one homeowner, an elderly lady being told to run for her life and was then shot at.  One "crew" was arrested (3 individuals) but there have been a half dozen break-ins since those arrests.  The LEOs are saying it is gang related (rural is easier target than urban where we are 25 minutes from nearest cop) and estimate total crew at 1-2 dozen individuals.  

    I have picked up a couple of extra weapons in case the kids do decide they need to learn.

    As I noted in another comment, at 7, my cousins and neighbors and I were engaged in several BB gun shootouts with some damage to some of the participants (though no eyes were put out thank goodness)  

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