[gun observations]

Zee Gimon

I am Zee. I call myself the Observer because that's what I find myself doing most of the time - observe life and people around me. My blog is a Pensieve, similar to that of Dumbledore, used to keep the thoughts and random ideas that visit my brain.

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  • Interesting subject you bring up Zee. There are those who think to take away guns or light sabres, etc from boys is to "girlicize" them. I can't use the word on the blog that others use. There are those on the other side who say "no guns or violent toys" at all. I never had to answer that since I had two girls who never had an interest in guns of any kind. I don't hunt so there is not even one in the house. I took a lot of flack because I used to watch McGyver, who was definitely anti-gun. But when I was a boy I played cowboys and indians and army and I did not turn out violent at all. All that to say…I really have no clue what to think. 🙂

    • I really have no clue what to think – haha, you're a big help, bro 😀 just kiddin'.

      I guess there is a fine line between just games and violent games. I don't think i'll be able to ban guns completely in my household, but I just want my kids to know that killing's no good. And like I said, i can sort of understand playing at home or with friends pretending to shoot each other, but when the kids start "shooting" random people on the street? Maybe I overreacted, that is also a possibility.

      Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts, Bill 🙂

  • j4man

    My son got a shotgun for Christmas and he has a BB gun. He can only use the shotgun when we are hunting or target shooting. The BB gun we have set up a target for him to shoot at. I say to say that when you teach children about guns and gun safety it helps them see that guns are dangerous. I watched shows and movies with guns as a kid, I played army and the such, but also my dad taught me about them. This is not necessarily answering your question but it is how I learned about gun and gun safety and how I am teaching my son about it.

    Making me think early in the morning here in the USA…. 🙂

    • 🙂 Thinking is good for the brain 😀 But thanks for stopping by 🙂

      it is how I learned about gun and gun safety and how I am teaching my son about it – yes, this kind of "education" is an important part, especially considering that there is so much violence in the world these days and the ideals are messed up sometimes.

      thanks!

  • Interesting thought, Zee. I played with toy guns. My son played with toy guns. In fact, I still remember the extreme joy as a pre-teen going to the hardware store to purchase my first BB gun with the allowance I had saved up.

    But to me, the key is great parenting. If a child respects himself, knows he's loved, and is taught what guns can do to people, I don't have a problem with it.

    But I can certainly understand your point of view. Definitely.

    • the key is great parenting – yes, indeed.

      thanks, Scott.

  • I was like that little boy. I used to play guns all the time (that is, I would play guns when I wasn't playing G.I. Joe or transformers). I'd even play guns just so that I could argue about who shot whom. I think that it is important for boys to "play like lion cubs" because it is important for men to learn to stand firm. It is a father's job, however, to use these things to teach his sons.

    I grew up around real guns. I was shooting pop cans with bb guns before I was 10 years old, but my dad always taught us the rules about guns and how to use them safely. We'd have missed out on a lot of fun and responsibility without them.

    • Men should stand firm but that doesn't mean attacking every single thing.

      Seriously, why do we wonder that the level of violence has risen?

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