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Foward this to the Pink Pistols organization.
 

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I am a grown ass man and I still believe in dinosaurs :)

But seriously some good points and I agree that real guns should not be treated like toys for kids, and that includes the way they look. Respect is key IMHO.
 

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I unfortunately do not agree. No disrespect to her. The color of a gun makes no difference. I own a gun with pink in it, proudly. If color tells you what a gun or toy is, then you should perhaps not handle firearms. Age is irrelevant. Age certainly does not equate to maturity. I'm actually very much against age limits of any kind. The correct answer to the question "when is my child old enough to handle gun X" is "when they are ready." We do not have an age limits on solid foods, though many young children often choke. What is better is to not START a toddler out on a well done slab of London broil.
 

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I'm with u darth. Clearly the situation in AZ with the 9 year old and the Uzi was wayyyy heavy with derp, I don't think girls with little pink plinkers is a problem. P
 

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I disagree. Age IS relevant. And making pink guns for little girls sends the wrong message. We are all entitled to our own opinions though.
 

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Age has nothing to do with owning a gun. Not all ten year olds are mentally ready to own and shoot. Not all adults are either. This boils down to good parenting and a firm education into gun safety.

The color of a gun is so very meaningless!
 

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Age has nothing to do with owning a gun. Not all ten year olds are mentally ready to own and shoot. Not all adults are either. This boils down to good parenting and a firm education into gun safety.

The color of a gun is so very meaningless!
So if we say age has nothing to do with it, you would hand an UZI to a 4 year old?
 

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So if we say age has nothing to do with it, you would hand an UZI to a 4 year old?
Maybe, probably not. Again it all depends on the child. My son got his first rifle at seven and his first pistol at 10 years old.

He has a friend the same age that I would not trust with a squirt gun.

Depends on the individual child and the parents.
 

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I unfortunately do not agree. No disrespect to her. The color of a gun makes no difference. I own a gun with pink in it, proudly. If color tells you what a gun or toy is, then you should perhaps not handle firearms. Age is irrelevant. Age certainly does not equate to maturity. I'm actually very much against age limits of any kind. The correct answer to the question "when is my child old enough to handle gun X" is "when they are ready." We do not have an age limits on solid foods, though many young children often choke. What is better is to not START a toddler out on a well done slab of London broil.
Last I knew there was no age restriction on a pilot's license, and I think we can all agree that piloting a plane is a far more demanding task than driving a car...

I view the 16 year requirement for a driver's license as a problem in that it makes the assumption that living for 16 years will provide a certain measure of maturity, it doesn't. Age is a terrible way to measure maturity and if you want a maturity requirement, age is about as good a measure as shoe size.
 

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I disagree. Age IS relevant. And making pink guns for little girls sends the wrong message. We are all entitled to our own opinions though.
What "wrong message" is being sent? That guns can be in different colors? Who said they were even made FOR "little girls?" You can get quite a few popular CCW guns nowadays and even larger rifles in pink. What has that got to do with anything?

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So if we say age has nothing to do with it, you would hand an UZI to a 4 year old?
Would you hand one to a 20 year old?

There, now that we have provided the same criteria, only an age, and you say "sure, he's 20". Congratulations, he's Adam Lanza!

The key is that I'm not going to just "give" a gun to anyone at any age. When they demonstrate maturity and the ability to handle items safely (not just what a date on their birth certificate says), then you can start teaching them properly.
 

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Guys.... All I know is... My pink pistol used to get me in so much trouble that now I understand the power of such a thing.

The other pink menace is another story all together.
 

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What "wrong message" is being sent? That guns can be in different colors? Who said they were even made FOR "little girls?" You can get quite a few popular CCW guns nowadays and even larger rifles in pink. What has that got to do with anything?

Would you hand one to a 20 year old?

There, now that we have provided the same criteria, only an age, and you say "sure, he's 20". Congratulations, he's Adam Lanza!

The key is that I'm not going to just "give" a gun to anyone at any age. When they demonstrate maturity and the ability to handle items safely (not just what a date on their birth certificate says), then you can start teaching them properly.
Not for anything, why do you always have to get so snarky? I asked a simple question. I would NEVER give an UZI to a 4 year old. I don't care how mature they are and I don't care how much instruction they have been given. That is just plain irresponsible. If you think you know a mature, properly trained 4 year old, by all means, hand one over. Also, please do not put words in my mouth either. I did not say I would just hand one over to a 20 year old.
And, pink guns for an adult, fine. If you want to look like a fool, more power to you. Pink guns for a child, sorry, in my estimation they seem more like a toy. They are not toys.
 

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How a bout a bright red gun or a green camo gun. Does color really make a difference?

Is the color of a firearm really going to make someone's opinion differ in regards to danger levels of said gun?
 

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Its not a matter of guns, planes, or anything else. Its a matter of being a responsible parent. I know twenty one year old's that Probably shouldn't have access to a gun, no matter the color of the damn thing, and ten year old's that are very responsible. Stay the hell out of our lives and decision making, hold people accountable for the real wrongs they actually do, not the wrongs perceived by the, butt hurt at every juncture crowd!
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How a bout a bright red gun or a green camo gun. Does color really make a difference?

Is the color of a firearm really going to make someone's opinion differ in regards to danger levels of said gun?
No, not for an adult. I don't care if your gun is chartreuse. Giving pink guns to children does not make sense to me. I know I am going to get beat up for this here, but it's my opinion.
 

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Not for anything, why do you always have to get so snarky? I asked a simple question. I would NEVER give an UZI to a 4 year old. I don't care how mature they are and I don't care how much instruction they have been given. That is just plain irresponsible. If you think you know a mature, properly trained 4 year old, by all means, hand one over. Also, please do not put words in my mouth either. I did not say I would just hand one over to a 20 year old.
And, pink guns for an adult, fine. If you want to look like a fool, more power to you. Pink guns for a child, sorry, in my estimation they seem more like a toy. They are not toys.
Why, when I post a logical rebuttal, or people always call me snarky or flat out attack me?

Not that I particularly care, it's just, have you got nothing else?

As for putting words in your mouth, sorry, didn't happen. You said clearly that you would base gun handling ability based on age, then when asked, you "didn't."

Not snarky, factual.
 

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Anyone else not surprised Darth has a gun with pink on it? :cool:
 
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