My 9 year old daughter understands better than a lot of Americans

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    My 9 year old daughter understands better than a lot of Americans

    Last week the store that's closest to my house, about a half mile away, was robbed at gunpoint. I used to say, I'm only going to this store, there's no need to carry. But now I make sure to carry, especially if I'm going there.

    Today I went with my daughter to that store, and when we got home she saw my gun in it's shoulder rig when I took off my jacket. She asked why I was carrying a gun. I told her about the store being robbed, and I said if that happens again when I'm in there, he'll be in for a surprise.

    She looked at me and said "Too bad someone wasn't carrying a gun when it happened last week." I was so proud. :image035:

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    Congrats on her!

    My wife is starting to come around to this way of thinking. In fact, I've heard her say "Better to have it and not need it.." of her own volition, twice in the past two days!
    I hope I raise my daughter (now three) to be as level-headed.
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    my 7 year old daughter is the same way. the hardest thing i have to work on is making sure she knows its a secret its there don't want her to blurt out "Dady use you're gun" while a bg is waving his around. but she seams to understand what i am talking about.

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    Sounds like you are raising your daughter right! Great job!
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    Now get those girls to the range!!!

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    Good teach the propper mindset. Now take her to the range

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    She wants to go shooting with me the next time I go. I have a Llama 1911 .22LR that should be easy enough for her to handle.

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    hmmm

    So explain to us what it is you would do?
    "I told her about the store being robbed, and I said if that happens again when I'm in there, he'll be in for a surprise. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon View Post
    So explain to us what it is you would do?
    "I told her about the store being robbed, and I said if that happens again when I'm in there, he'll be in for a surprise. "
    That really depends on the situation. If my family was with me, I'd probably try to run out the back with them. If I was outside the store, and saw it through the door, I'd probably pull out of the lot and call the police. If I was in the store by myself and walked up to the counter to see a guy pointing his gun at the kid at the counter, I'd probably stick my 9mm in his ear.

    Why? What would you do? Do you have all the answers for every situation? If so, please enlighten the rest of us.

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    Nice to hear that you don't have a house full of .

    Enjoy Christmas with your family.


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    It's all in early education. Sounds like you're doing a good job.

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    I told my daughter that she can not go to college unless she

    1. Knows how to handle a firearm.
    2. Has taken at least two different self-defense for women classes.

    Her response? "OK." I was pleasantly surprised. Taking her shopping after the range didn't hurt either.
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