This is a discussion on How to get a daughter interested in her personal safety within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs Lima thanks for that post , I do have a clue what it cost you to post it , and ...
That is SOP, I have bought all my kids a CCW gun, payed for their class and permits for their 21'st birthday gift, and if I ever have any grandkids I will do the same for them, right along with their life NRA membership at birth.
Back on topic, it has been said take her to see some of the women that have been beaten, raped, abused, a good look at reality will help and try the NRA "Refuse to be a victim" class if you can.
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
HELGA: Where are you going?
HAGAR: To sign a peace treaty with the King of England.
HELGA: Then why take all those weapons?
HAGAR: First we gotta negotiate...
Just had to point it out, printing out Lima's comments and giving it to your daughter as a "point of interest", "just saw this and thought you might want to check it out" kind of thing... might do some good. Lima's testimony there is powerful stuff.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
"Booger Hook Off the Bang Switch" - unknown
It takes time.
When we were living in California where she was born and raised, I finally got my daughter to read the book "Strong on Defense" by Sanford Strong just before she left home for college. He isn't much for carrying guns, but the rest of the book is an excellent primer on how to stay alive in urban America. Highly recommended. She is a good student (HS and College Valedictorian). I was pleased to learn she read it a second time on her own.
You might want to read it yourself. It has some good input on training kids for bad situations.
She and we moved to PA. She has taken an NRA handgun course, has her CCW, though she doesn't carry. She does go to steel plate shoots with my wife and I. At least she has her GP100 where she lives.
Now, suddenly, she is moving to Rochester NY. It will be 6 months before she can apply for a permit for her gun, another 6 months to process it. She thought that was a long time to go with out anything but a baseball bat for HD. I thought so too.
Long guns are legal. She will have her new 20-Ga Mossberg 500 (with stock) for HD at her new residence, where ever that is, by the end of the week. She has arranged for training on how to use it. There is a retired SWAT training NCO at the range we visit - he will give her the instruction - I think I'll go listen and learn too.
I'm delighted. I think a shotgun is a great HD piece.
The standard defense load for that gun seems to be #3 buck. That'll work.
As a previous sheep, I can say that I had to learn the hard way. No amount of talking worked.
Sounds like you are trying to get through to her. She is old enough to volunteer in a hospital. Not only will she see some "stuff" she can also earn some volunteer points to get a scholarship. Kill two birds with one stone or something like that.
sadly, the only thing you can do is lead by example.
War is not the ugliest of things. Worse is the decayed state of moral feeling which thinks nothing is worth a war. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which he cares for more than his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free. -J.S. Mill
The Channon Christian & Chris Newsome murder comes to mind when teaching people to look out for their own safety.
tell her she'll attracked more boys if she's a shooter. Then put a loaded shotgun behind the front door. You'll need it when the highschool boys start showing up in droves.
"And just what are your intentions for my daughter on this 'date'?"
Right now my daughter has no boyfriends and I kinda like it that way.
I'd print out this thread and stick her in her room.
i had a freind that had a similar problem way back in the day. his daughter wasn't very big on being prepared. what he did was convince one of the riffraff in her class that he trusted to help drive the point. might work, might not, might result in you needing some rocksalt loads for that shotgun and a case of jolt(or a pot of strong coffee).
"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."
Every well-bred petty crook knows: the small concealable weapons always go to the far left of the place setting.