Teaching Kids About Firearms

Why all the hullabaloo about children having access to guns.

Back in the day when people actually had some common sense and didn’t need to be concerned about being culturally advanced by practicing the proper political correctness, we actually had a society where people were able to make their own good decisions and choices in life without fear of repercussions from big government.

People actually raised their kids with good sound moral principles and values without any outside help, except  extended family and friends.

Today, many are concerned about firearms getting into the hands of the wrong people. Back in the day, everyone had access to guns, even children. But they were taught proper gun safety  and discipline and respect was the order of the day.

We knew better than to touch any weapons without our parent’s permission, and we showed enough respect to listen to what they said.

We didn’t always listen to them, but we knew when the proper time was to listen and obey. There would be serious consequences if we didn’t. The consequences we didn’t want to face. Waterboarding would have been a piece of cake compared to the punishment that would come down in this instance.

Plus, there was a certain amount of respect for the wisdom of our elders, something missing in many homes today.

It is our  basic right as Americans to keep and bear arms. No one will ever take those rights away , or should they be taken away. Our freedoms depend on us being able to protect ourselves from unrighteous governments. That is more evident today than ever.

How many people are afraid of firearms?

We shouldn’t be afraid of anything,  people who are brought up around weapons aren’t afraid of them, they respect them and are taught to never point the weapon at any thing you don’t want to kill.

Today, we are doing an excellent job of teaching our children to fear everything, whatever happened to teaching them to have faith and knowing that everything will turn out for the best?

The better idea is to teach proper firearm safety, as many are finally starting to do. Some schools are beginning to offer classes on firearm safety. This is an excellent idea, we as humans have the right to defend ourselves.

Many say that is the job of the police. What are you going to do in the ten minutes it takes for the police to arrive? Sit down with the perpetrator, and have tea and crumpets while you wait for the police to arrive?

Good luck with that.

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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10 Comments

  1. Unfortunately, our kids and society as a whole lives in a bubble. Kids are given participation trophies, parents aren’t allowed to discipline, young adults are given safe zones from”offensive” speech, etc. This PC awareness is a rather successful attempt to stamp out individualism. Our country was founded on individualism; therefore, the PC movement is an assault on the founding values of this country.

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