Laura - posted on 11/14/2010 ( 93 moms have responded )
Ok, so where I live hunting season is in full swing. My husband, who is an avid hunter, takes my 4 year old out hunting with him. He never touches the gun he walks with him and watches, he has little earmuffs made for kids because my son hates loud noises. He loves his bonding time with dad. It is teaching him to be patient, to be quiet and he gets some good exercise.
Personally I believe that the younger you start teaching your children about guns and gun safety the more they will respect them and the less likely they will have an accident. I'm just wondering where everyone else stands on this. I know in urban areas you'll probably have a totally different response. But here in South Dakota hunting is a staple, and my husband will always hunt (hey it keeps my freezer full and I never have to buy hamburger or steak cuz we eat deer) When my husband feels he is old enough my sons will get to use a BB gun and when they are 12 they will take a hunters safety course and be able to start bagging their own birds. (that is if they still want too)
By the way all of the guns and ammo are kept in a gun cabinet and lock up at all times. As soon as my son was born I told him he had to have a gun cabinet or they will go to his parents house.
What do you think?