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    OK...You're a responsible sportsman and gun owner...show it. I challenge each and every one of our RTF members to get right with responsible gun ownership. If you have one firearm in your residence...purchase a combination gun safe. I know there are many of you fellow sportsman out there that own one, two, three or more guns and they are in a closet or under a bed or in a gun rack in the family room....Do the right thing, society has changed, what kids watch on tv has changed, our duty as responsible firearm owners has not changed...I ask this of each and every one of you..

    This message may have been posted by another member in some shape or form but I felt compelled to challenge any of you that do not have a combination gun safe....Accept the Challenge!

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    They still steal the whole gun safes. Got my Brother in Law's safe and his Snap-On tool cabinet (heavy diesel sized stuff) in broad daylight. Broke into the house, popped the garage door and started loading goodies.

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    I don't think he is talking about theft.
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    The guiding principles by which I raise my kids have not changed. My kids don't play video games, and they don't watch crap TV. They hunt and they understand (and have demonstrated that they understand) the dangers associated with guns. If they go crazy and want to hurt someone, a safe will not keep them from it. My opinion, ONLY. I have, however, taken steps to prevent accidents etc.
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    Hard to defend my home and family if I have to turn on the light and unlock the safe after I am aware of an intruder in the house.

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    This is perhaps an idea worth discussing but, currently I am not financially in a position to purchase a safe, the only "kids" I have ever had all had four legs (and although I have heard of at least one person who's dog accidentally shot him, I'm not worried about my current knucklehead) so children getting hold of my guns is unlikely, all are stored separately from the ammo, and I am pretty comfortable with my current situation. There is no question that the shooting in Newtown was terrible, I am a long way from believing that it means that we need to change anything. Even though we seem to be hearing about these tragedies more frequently, they are still really rare. There could be one a week and it still wouldn't approach the number of children killed on the nation's roads. Would like to see it compared to the number of children killed by neglectful parents, medical mistakes, bee-stings, etc. I think that to a great extent this is a discussion about solutions (which won't work) for a problem that doesn't actually exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Watson View Post
    Hard to defend my home and family if I have to turn on the light and unlock the safe after I am aware of an intruder in the house.
    BINGO! That's called gun tontrol and and the last time I looked at the constitution, it is ellegal to require such nonesense.
    Pass an amendment to the constitution if you want to change the way it is.
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    But if you have numerous weapons, you can only use one effectively at a given time....so some of them should be locked away safely in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck Blind View Post
    The guiding principles by which I raise my kids have not changed. My kids don't play video games, and they don't watch crap TV. They hunt and they understand (and have demonstrated that they understand) the dangers associated with guns. If they go crazy and want to hurt someone, a safe will not keep them from it. My opinion, ONLY. I have, however, taken steps to prevent accidents etc.
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    Hard to defend my home and family if I have to turn on the light and unlock the safe after I am aware of an intruder in the house.
    I have taught my kids how to hunt & handle guns. They get to fire more shots than most adults will ever shoot in their lifetime. My theory is to take the curiosity out of the guns, & teach them that they're tools, how to take care of them, & handle them. If we need a gun, there's one available in almost every room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Dawg View Post
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    I have taught my kids how to hunt & handle guns. They get to fire more shots than most adults will ever shoot in their lifetime. My theory is to take the curiosity out of the guns, & teach them that they're tools, how to take care of them, & handle them. If we need a gun, there's one available in almost every room.
    I agree. This is very good advice that works.
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