So far I have taken 2 classes - one for CCW, and another basic firearms training/instruction session. I'd like to also take a more tactical class perhaps focused more on self-defense. My wife is also planning to take some classes.Wolfgang2000 said:Brady, have you and your wife though about taking a class to bring you and her up to speed, on gun handling and marksmanship?
There are several out there, all across the country. Just food for thought.
How old were the boys when you taught them about guns, my 4 year old loves guns, I want educate them, but don't know what age is a good age to start.TNFrank said:Ditto, sounds a lot like what I did with my stepkids when my wife and I got married. Took them shooting, only had a 22lr at the time but it still did enough damage to some pieces of 2x4 that they got a clue that guns were NOT toys and not to be played with.
Taught my 3 grandsons that live here in Tennessee about guns too but since my younger grandson (he's only 2) didn't grow up around me he didn't get the lesson until he was here with his sister a couple weeks back on a visit from AZ.
I told the story but I'll tell it again. I'm in the habit of keeping my G30 on the end table next to me while I'm watching TV for those "just in case" moments. Well, I'm watching TV and he spots the gun and comes over to grab it. He got a stern talking too about not touching guns and if he finds one tell an adult. Then to drive the point home we went out back the next day and I shot a gallon jug full of water with an XTP hollow point. Jug jumped, water flew, ripped a nice hole in the jug, I think he got the message that guns are not toys and that you never point one at anything you're not willing to destroy.
It's funny how some folks try to hide their guns from the kids to "keep them safe" but all they're really doing is adding more mystery to them which makes the kids want to find them and play with them all that much more.
If you let them see the gun, show them what it will do and even unload it and let them hold it then they're curiosity is satisfied, they learn that they're not a toy to be played with and that they can do damage and that pretty much settles it for them from that point on.
Rather then trying to "kid proof" your gun it's better if you "Gun Proof" your kids.
You have to check with each individual state. I don't know of any state that holds a different standard for commercial or private vehicle though.I have been looking for laws on carrying in a commercial
Vehicle but haven't found. Any yet any one know where
I can search for any laws?
Usually it's the employer that puts the restrictions on people with regards to firearmsYou have to check with each individual state. I don't know of any state that holds a different standard for commercial or private vehicle though.
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Well done Sandie! I'm still working on it with my kids. They're somewhere in between.Sandie_Morehead said:I didn't carry with one in the chamber. I went from a pistol that had the standard thumb lever safety, to a gun that did not have a "safety" as I was used to and it made me nervous to chamber a round and carry it.
I'm still a bit nervous with the new .45, and it has the duck tail safety as well as the trigger safety switch, but it's only a couple days old and I haven't gotten used to carrying a bigger weapon yet. I will be chambering a round in this one in a few days.
From the time we had a daughter mobile and curious, we started gun safety with her. She was NEVER allowed to play with toy guns in our house because of the potential to "mix up" toys and real guns. We taught her to get an adult when she saw a gun laying around, toy or otherwise.
When she was about 6, we started taking her to outdoor ranges to go shooting with us. We taught her how to handle a gun, how to ask to have someone show her the empty chamber before handing her a gun, how to never accept a gun unless the slide was open and she could see it was empty, pistol and rifle.
We taught her to load a magazine and her first pistol was a Raven .25, that she learned to shoot, load, unload, and clean. She's now 14 and shoots my G17, as well as hubby's Springfield .45.
She's also shot my Ruger .22 LR, and her Daddy's AR15, but she finds rifles to be cumbersome and heavy. She's definitely a pistol girl. =)
Ironically, my sister hates guns...but she buys her kids toy guns to play with and lets them run around, pretending to shoot people or pets...sees nothing wrong with it. The first time my daughter did this, we PROMPTLY corrected her and she never did it again, but my sister thinks we're "too strict" and "toys are harmless".
In comparison, her kids freak out or get overly excited when they see us wearing our pistols, but my daughter is calm and blase about guns. The only time she shows any interest in them is when we're at the range. Any other time, she could care less, won't touch them unless we ask her to hold one while we're doing something, such as cleaning them, knows better than to pick one up without asking.
That probably wouldn't have worked in this situation.I have never felt comfortable with one in the chamber. With my glock,I'm able to pull the slide back,fire relatively quickly.