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You *don't* want to date this girl when she grows up!

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by tripwire45, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. tripwire45
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    I'm probably posting another "loaded" subject with this video, but I thought it was just amazing. It's how I imagine Sarah Palin when she was 11 years old. :wink:

    http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/08/video-preteen-g.html
     
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    Well that's a handy skill to have... :rolleyes:

    I like the way she's put a towel down so she doesn't scratch the table.
    That's such a girl thing.

    :tune
     
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    "Loaded" subject? I like the pun. Poor old dad is going to have some major difficulties on his hands when she realises that there is more to life than performing with guns on camera.
     
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    She's maybe in training for Daughter of RAMBO and it's many sequels

    what after she shoots up the local shopping centre you mean.
     
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    Umm, the towel is to protect the guns and its parts, not the table. Amateurs.:dry
     
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    I love reading some of the moronic comments after the video, i thought it was cool :)
     
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    As an M-16 sharpshooter (never shot expert, one point off - pfft!), I simply have to give this post rep.

    That said... the M-16 can survive quite a bit of damage (and dunking). 8)
     
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    Way too young to be handling guns in my opinion, I'm no kill joy or grouch, but there are somethings you want your kids to do, but I don't think that's one of them, she got a long way to go to adulthood and one bad experience could trigger something (pardon the pun).

    I don't like "nanny" states, however in some respects they can be good, as they protect us from ourselves.
     
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    That's boy thinking!

    :dry
     
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    At 11? I don't think so
    In the scouts (you join at 10.5) you can handle and FIRE .22s and air rifles (used to be able to at least) and at the cadets (join at 13) you can handle and FIRE sub machine guns and assault rifles (restricted to non automatic mode)

    I think if your kid is going to be around guns you better be teaching them from a young age to respect and understand them, and what they can do

    Giving your kid access to an unloaded gun to teach them to understand and appreciate it is different to giving them the key to the ammo safe
     
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    This has probably already been said, but that's really about the right age. I used to go hunting and target shooting with my father when I was that age. If you live in a family where hunting and shooting is a sport, It's very important to learn how to handle firearms safely and to be respectful of their ability to do damage.

    The number one cardinal rule my father taught me was never, ever to point a firearm at anything I didn't want to put a hole in. It didn't matter if I thought the gun was unloaded or broken or whatever. Even it it was in pieces.

    If your parents teach you such respect, you are fairly unlikely to become a "trigger-happy nut". My guess is I could trust putting a gun in this girl's hand a lot more than I could half the people walking around on the streets (and after all, Dick Cheney broke my Dad's cardinal rule...I wonder where *he* learned to shoot?).
     
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    I thought anyone can buy ammo at WalMart for cents ? Is bowling for columbine not a factual documentary ? :twisted:

    Trip, I'm amazed more people don't get shot, hunting with submachine guns or high power rifles ?

    When I was a kid we used to hide/run/play around the woods everywhere, god knows what would have happened if there was shooting in the area.

    Not that many people get to fire rifles in the scouts or cadets, it was like a biannual event when I was young, with the tighter laws I'd be surprised if it still happens at all. Anything other than an air rifle is a pain to own now.

    A guns only purpose is to kill, not sure if theres really a good reason to teach children to kill in a civilised country...

    Sure I'd date her, shes good with her hands ! :D
     
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    They are the exception, not the rule. In truth, their parents weren't very active in their lives... I doubt there was any gun safety taught by their parents.

    Who said anything about teaching children to kill? At the very least, gun safety should be discussed. And if you instill the right level of firearm safety and respect, they WON'T go out shooting people and stuff.
     
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    I used supervised an air rifle since the age of 10, I was taught firearms safety, not to point it at anything other than a target, not to store or carry it loaded. At no point was a real firearm or ammunition necessary, let alone a fully automatic weapon !

    The cadets similarly use low calibre .22 rifles, no need for high calibre or automatic weapons unless you're in the SAS ! :D
     
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    And see? You turned out OK! :)

    For the record... the AR-15 is a semi-automatic weapon, not a fully-automatic weapon... and I don't know anyone who hunts with one.
     
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    Maybe next week they can have her set up a claymore in the flower bed and park an m1 abrams on the front lawn ! God I love utube ! :D
     
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    If that's the case, I can't wait until she's 18. :twisted:

    Wait, what am I saying? :blink I'm married!!!
     
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    Um when I was in the cadets (8 years ago) we were using .22s, L98s (SA80s without the automatic mode) and LSWs (semi automatic)

    Both the L98 and LSW took standard NATO 5.56mm x 45mm rounds

    We were on the range every few weeks, the electronic range at Pirbright every two months
     
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    Cadet force I joined seemed to largely consist of people making airfix models, dressing up and people who like to march around waving their arms about !

    I heard of people getting to fly and fire stuff later on when they were older, but I couldn't take more than one month of marching and airfix ! :D
     
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    As somebody living in the UK I just abhor all this talk of guns and for the life of me can't understand the US stance on them and your 'right' to have one.

    I have only ever seen a gun in the UK twice (both times being armed police at airports), I have never touched a gun and I don't know a single person that has a gun either.

    And there are still constant calls for our gun laws to be tightened even further which I'm all for.
     
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