From the mouths of babes...

From the mouths of babes...

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    From the mouths of babes...

    Recently my son (6yo) and I were at a shopping center to run an errand for my wife. In front, there is a large metal sign - "No Weapons Allowed" - a picture of a handgun with a slash mark through it. Now, normally I wouldn't go near such places. However, as the wife asks, I do.

    Anyway, my son is well aware that I carry. So it was not a shocker for him to see me get out and disarm. However this time he asks. "Dad, why are you leaving that in the truck?".

    I say, "Well, they have a sign right there that says Daddy can't carry this inside and here, that makes it illegal."

    Then, he looks me squarely in the eyes and says, "Well what are they gonna do to protect us?"

    I nearly wept...."That is a fine question Son."

    "We shouldn't go to these places. What if there's a bad guy? What could we do?"

    His insight never ceases to amaze me.
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    Smart kid. So, when is he running for office?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    Smart kid. So, when is he running for office?
    Sounds like he will be too smart for that.
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    *sniff*

    Atta boy.
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    You must be very proud. I got a feeling you will be posting more on this kid in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdave View Post
    You must be very proud. I got a feeling you will be posting more on this kid in the future.
    That's a fact. He asks a lot about my guns when I'm cycling mags or cleaning them. I use that as an opportunity for a safety lesson and to discuss the general responsibility of owning firearms. He just eats it up. I can't wait for him to get a little older...I'm raisin' me a shootin' buddy!;)
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    Sounds like you're raising him right. Keep doing what you're doing.

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    To bad the politicians don't have his reasoning abilities.
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    Your son possesses a quality that is in short supply these days....common sense. I tip my hat to you for raising a fine young man.
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    One smart young man!!!!!!!!!
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    See if you were an anti-gun tard you would tell him because it is a gun free zone it has to be safe and he has nothing to worry about

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    My second oldest stopped at walmart the other day an low an behold found some nines. He got me a couple of boxes and dropped them off an he actually said you can pay me later. I responded with just take it off the 472,000 tab he had been running the last 30 years. He smiled an drove away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    Smart kid. So, when is he running for office?
    C'mon now, I've raised him better than that. ;)
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    I really like this on two points:

    1. You're teaching your son to be a law-abiding citizen
    2. You're teaching him to think logically, and to become a responsible citizen

    BTW your son rocks too!!!
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    That boy has some first-class parents. I'm sure you are very proud of him. A salute to you all.
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