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  •  I am from a large family of avid (1+ / 0-)
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    hunters.  Back when dirt was still new and I was young, my father started teaching us gun safety at 7 to 8 yrs. old.  Dad showed us where his gun safe was and said he would take us to practice whenever we asked, but if he ever caught us even looking in the direction of firearms when he was not present, he would beat us into the ground. (He meant that literally.)  He lectured us on how curiosity could kill.  When I was 14, one of my best friends stumbled into her father's pistol and was curious.  Another friend of ours was there and he ended up accidently shooting her in the head as they played around with it.

    As my father said on a routine basis, guns are NOT toys.  They are lethal.  To make firearms, in pink, no less, aimed at small children as a toy?  It's reprehensible to me.  

    You are my brother, my sister.

    by RoCali on Wed May 01, 2013 at 02:07:31 PM PDT

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