When a father is criticized for buying his seven year old a gun for his birthday, will customers defend him or agree with our instigator?
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  1. I think if we are smart enough children should be able to shoot. I only got my first large rifle at the age of 9. But my little brother got his 22 rifle at the age of 5

  2. I learned how to shoot when I was 12 years old, my dad let me shoot his single shot .410 bore shotgun at my grandpa's farm, I got my first shotgun at age 16, It was a 12 gauge pump action shotgun, to be more specific it was a Mossberg 500 field/deer combo, it came with a smooth bore barrel and a rifled barrel. So, in conclusion I think if they are big enough to withstand recoil and are interested in shooting, I say go for it.

  3. I would agree with the dad. I'm 14 and I got my first gun for my birthday. People who don't train their kids correctly will thing they are a toy. I have known to never mistreat a gun and use it in an unsafe manner since I was 5. Liberals and politicians need to stop attempting to infringe on that right. And stop referring to specific guns as assault rifles, they are not, just because a gun is used in wars, that does not make it an assault rifle. That would make an m1 an assault rifle or weapons used in ww1 and stuff like that.

  4. You know what? Sure, go ahead and buy your kid a .22LR, go ahead and buy your kid a .40 even if I don't think it's the greatest idea ever, but I draw the line at a fucking AK family rifle chambered in 7.62X39mm.

  5. Here's my thing: I started off with a .22 rifle and gradually made my way up. At 11 or 12 years old I could fire a high powered pistol and an AR-15. Imo, it's best to start with a .22

  6. I learned how to shoot around the age of 5 it's never to young to learn considering the skills will become useful one day

  7. This is a great thing to do. I started shooting when I was 7. As long as they are taught how​ to handle them properly. there should be no accidents. like one guy said "guns don't hurt people. people hurt people." A gun is a tool when misused it can be dangerous. when used properly there is nothing to fear.

  8. if you raise your kid right like I was then a 7 year old can shoot a gun just teach gun safety keep several pistols around the house get a dog and you can have a kid home alone by 9

  9. Nothing let the kid have a gun, guns aren't bad I have a gun and I'm 12 I had my first gun when I was 6 it was a 20 gadge. But I didn't shoot it until I was 7

  10. Im british and i think its really irresponsible to give a gun to a 12 year old kid let alone a 7 year old kid! But u americans probably think differently to us after all ur country is a lot more dangerous (in my opinion)