OT: Americans love their guns

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Wed Sep 10 17:07:58 CEST 2003

    >> Counter-test: Imagine your seven-year-old son finding your gun and
    >> shooting and killing your five-year-old daughter while you're working
    >> in your study.

    Al> Impossible.  The son had been taught safe gun handling on the pistol
    Al> range w/ a .22 starting at aged five, and would come and tell you
    Al> that firearm had not been safely stored.

This sort of thing still happens (it hits the news whenever such a shooting
occurs), so clearly all seven-year-olds who live in houses with guns are not
being trained to handle and respect firearms.


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