Minors (not miners) and Guns: Your Opinion?
I myself had my first gun at age 13. I learned the basic safety rules early, and as a result I have never forgotten to excercise them.My first rifle I bought with my own cash, and recieved my own background check on, was my Norinco SKS Sporter.I have been longing for a plinker pistol for some time, but 21 is the universal age, it seems, to own a pistol for ANY purpose.It apparently means nothing to the government that I am not a gang member with murder in mind nor a demented social outcast with revenge fantasies. From society's standpoint, if you are under the age of 30 and want a pistol, you must be some sort of a lunatic.Being as I grew up in an overwhelmingly Liberal area, I took a lot of flak from both classmates and parents for my interest in shooting. You learn the true agenda of those who call themselves "Liberals" real quick when your parents get an irate and obscene phone call from a PTA Member who says she wont let her kids play with "that little time bomb you Jesus freak hicks have raised".What did I do to elicit this outpouring of anger? I told my friend Billy I might be getting my own .22 for my 13th birthday.Now I turn the topic over to you. I'd love to hear what you all have to say on the topic. If you have children (or plan on having them), when did you introduce them to firearms? What are your thoughts on the system as it stands now?I value the opinions of those on this board as I would value the word of Solomon (quite literally, actually). So be frank, and let's hear it.