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Unread 07-18-2022, 07:29 PM   #7
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I got my first gun at 13 - a Harrington and Richardson Topper 58 12 gauge. I still have it. In the last 44 years I've neither killed myself, nor anyone else with it. Likewise, I had dozens upon dozens of toy guns, cap guns, BB guns, and a even a few Luger cap guns and plastic ones, and again, no one flew into a tizzy that I might get shot by someone else.


That said, no one in this thread so far has yet to suggest giving a child a real live handgun. Thomas asked about his finding his grandson a deactivated, welded-up pistol. Buy the kid a BB gun, or better yet, buy him a live Luger and let him learn some basic gun safety instead of flying into some Fudd-induced panic. We all had to learn somewhere.
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