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Airguns on the shelf at Walmart & 16 year olds...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by deadcalm4u, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. deadcalm4u

    deadcalm4u overkill

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    I bought an air rifle to dispatch pigeons and just messing around with it in the back yard. One can legally purchase an air gun if they are 16yo or older.

    There are a lot of teenagers that are very irresponsible and a decent air gun, with proper shot placement, is deadly.

    So, in summary, a 16yo can walk into Walmart and buy an air rifle and walk out. What are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. ReyFufuRulesAll

    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    A rifle is even more deadly, and a person just 2 years older than these "irresponsible teenagers" can buy one legally.


    This is the wrong sort of site to voice your concern at.
     

  3. ReyFufuRulesAll

    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    A car is much more deadly than an air gun, and these "irresponsible teenagers" can legally drive them.
     
  4. ReyFufuRulesAll

    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    A knife is much more deadly than an air gun, much less expensive, and just about anyone can buy one.








    See where I'm going with this?
     
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    But can they get ammo? :tongueout:
    I kid.

    Many things can be dangerous or deadly if misused, an air rifle is no different.
    At 16, many are given a license to drive a car, with considerably more damage potential.
     
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    Teenagers are deadly anyway....having a BB gun doesn't make any difference.
     
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    I guess it depends on where you are. 18 here.
     
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    I had my own 22 at about 5 years old. I Feared the *** whipping I would get for acting stupid with it....
     
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    Also, I forgot to add - many 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-, etc. year-olds are very irresponsible; just look at the current economic dilemma. How could such people be trusted with such a thing as a firearm?

    Some police officers are irresponsible too. I say they shouldn't be allowed tazers or firearms.



    I could go on, but I'm sure you're plenty embarrassed already.
     
  11. deadcalm4u

    deadcalm4u overkill

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    FYI...I am the last person to make anti-gun remarks too. It was a simple question. Just crossed my mind, that is all.
     
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    deadcalm4u overkill

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    My 5yo daughter has a pink Cricket .22
     
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    deadcalm4u overkill

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    Actually, you are embarrassing yourself, more than likely...:upeyes:
     
  14. deadcalm4u

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    Did I say I had a concern? I asked for opinions and never once expressed my own.
     
  15. deadcalm4u

    deadcalm4u overkill

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    After reading my original post, it does sound a little 'trollish."

    I have been a member here longer than most and I am not a troll. Just a question that crossed my mind.
     
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    I had a motorcycle license at age 15 but I was riding at age 12. I bought my first rifle before I was a teenager (with my parents permission).
     
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    I bought my son an AR-15 for his birthday when he turned 8 years old. He can also be deadly with proper shot placement.

    My folks let me go hunting alone, at about 11 years old, with a rifle or a shotgun, and I usually carried a holstered revolver.

    Sheriff's deputies frequently drove past me as I was on my way to the woods. They apparently had no reason to stop and investigate.

    There are a lot of frightened sheep in the world today. Relax. If a kid starts shooting at you, shoot back. Not a problem.
     
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    3000 lbs guided missle or .177 caliber rifle in the control of a 16 year old... Hmmm, decisions, decisions...

    One of my daughter's friends just turned 16 and her parents bought her a old Ford PU for her birthday. I have ridden with her, and she did very, very well... while I was with her. Just the other day, I was going to the store to pick up something for dinner and I saw her slide around a corner and had the cab of the truck full and another couple kids in the bed of the truck. I followed her to their destination, and mind you, this girl is like one of my own, always at the house, eating my food, staying the night, etc. When she saw me stop behind her and get out of my car, she already knew she was busted. I acted like I was calling her mother, and the whole time she is pleading with me not to. I sat her down and had a 20 minute talk with her about her driving, and told her if a cop wouldve saw her driving like that, putting others at risk, she couldve ended up in jail, license revoked, and pretty much just laying the crap on thick. She hasnt drove like that again (that I know of and we live in a pretty small town, so I see her driving quite a bit) and hopefully she has learned her lesson. Now, I took my 15 year old out into the country to teach her to drive, but I am going to need to install my own set of pedals and steering wheel on the passenger side, because quite frankly... She sucks at driving... And I'm scared, very, very scared of the thought of her being behind the wheel and for everyone else around her...

    BG :patriot:
     
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    But you have to be 18 at my local home depot to buy spray paint...
     
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    We as a country need to stop parenting through legislation and we need to actually punish poor behavior as well as hold parents accountable.