Ive really never heard of the dads not wanting there kid to have a gun, its usually the moms like in the movie A Christmas Story, you'll shoot your eye out! but anyways im sure he will come around when he sees how much you and your son enjoy shooting and maybe even want to start himself. has he shot your gun that he bought you?
All American -- yes, please! ;)
Jrod -- no, he hasn't. He's never shot anything but the little guy's plastic pellet guns. And he managed to take out the lights on the ceiling fan with it.
Well, I did what y'all recommended, I asked him to come to the range on Saturday. He said YES! (There is a CCW class at ours, given by the same instructors Bunny Jr. and I have) I asked if he would take the class, he said YES!
Now, let's see if he actually does it though...but I'd be thrilled if he used my gun at the range part!
Wish me luck!
thats awesome, my wife was the same way didnt want any guns in the house since our baby was born, but about a month after he was born somebody tried to break in on us and ever since then she doesnt mind my shotgun sitting out or me getting a handgun when i turn 21 she is learning how to shoot and wants a handgun of her own. good luck Bunny i hope it goes well, let me and everyone know how it goes.
Slow but sure, he'll come around.
Originally Posted by Bunny
It took my wife decades, but she finally did a 180...:yup:...sounds like he's already making the turn.:bier:
I'm going to simply 2nd everything BikerRN said in posts 3 & 6 and again I thank God I married a Southern woman who likes to shoot.
Good luck Bunny!
I've been trying for ten years to get my to the range, not luck yet.:frown:
Originally Posted by retsupt99
Sounds like things are progressing nicely. Just let him go at his own pace and like suggested earlier, if he objects to your son owning a rifle, find out the real reasons or if it's an age thing, find out what he thinks would be an appropriate age.
Well, he asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day. I kind of had him at that point :embarassed: Sneaky? Maybe. But I'm thinking I'm still right for doing it. :wink:
Originally Posted by shooterX
Go Here + there are some relevant links on that page also.
27-06 YOUNG SHOOTERS
Go Here & Scroll down to Boy Scout Shoot.
Also go here.
28-09 AMU JRs
He'll come around. You guys arent that far away so maybe Ill join you at the range one day. Let me know.
Plus, chicks with guns are sexy. How could he resist that?
Finally know how many new shooters it takes to change the lights on a ceiling fan!:)
I suspect he may be projecting a tad. After a bit of coaching, and the feeling of accomplishment one gets from learning new skills, control, and safety, one can appreciate the shooting sports and support those dear to us who enjoy them, too.
Congratulations on getting to the "YES." If I'm right, soon you'll have to guard the family food budget against guns and ammo purchases. Wait until the reloading dragon rears its head!
Like to hear how it goes, so I can learn how to get to the yes, too. thanks
You taught Bunny Jr gun safety, range rules, shooting and a new, fun sport where he can grow and learn in. Hey he might just win some competitions so... whats the problem?
In my experience most who dislike guns only dislike them because they know next to nothing about guns and what little that they do know is either misinformation or disinformation put out by media anti-gunners.
I remember foundly the times I spent hunting with my mom since I was 5 years old. 21 years later we still carry on about hunting and shooting competitions that we shared in.
My Dad bought himself a Marlin 39D, when I was 4 years old. I started shooting it as soon as I could hold it up long enough to fire it safely. I called it mine for as long as I recall. At 16, he allowed me to hang it on the wall in my room, not in the den with the other rifles. I still have that Marlin.
My 12 year old daughter and my soon to be 10 year old daughter have both gone with me to the range to shoot it. Truthfully, both of them prefer the Ruger 10/22, but still...
I've always believed that it is much easier to gun proof a kid, than it is to kid proof a gun. Teaching the basics of gun safety at an early age is important. Sure, your guns might be locked safely away from the kids, but how about all of their friends houses? No sense in betting on that one...
Taking a kid shooting, and often, helps eliminate the mysterious nature of guns. Kids love guns, and if not taught better, can and will pick one up when they find it.
Teaching them safety and taking away the mystery gives your kids the opportunity to make good decisions if they find a gun anywhere. Will an uneducated child burning adrenaline during a "discovery" of a gun react properly, or will your well educated and experienced child stand a better chance of walking away, and telling an adult what they found?
P.S. the 12 year old has also fired my XD-45...
My girls shooting at 25 yards:
10 this month:
P.S. again, my wife still plays "Make Believe" that there are no guns in our house...:frown:
She is as anti, as anyone gets...
I'm very impressed with Matiki's input and think he may have given in too early.
I think our culture has traditionally shown guns as a bonding experiance between father and son. Maybe he really wishes he had a better way to bond and spend time with his son. With you sharing this activity with your son, he may actually be jealous on some hidden level. Since he isn't as comfortable with guns, he can't step into the role. But if he stands in your way, then maybe he'll have some other oportunity to bond. Few men can probably feel comfortable admitting to their wife that they are jealous of the relationship they have with their son.
Just another possible option....