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Old 12-12-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Shooting Range Birthday Party?

What do you think about this? http://www.insideedition.com/headlin...s-for-children
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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I have mixed feelings. I like the idea of the NRA training which I believe every child should experience whether their parents own a gun or not. And 8 is not too young to learn to shoot. Not sure about this as a group outing for new shooters, however.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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While I don't have issues with kids going to the gun range, I am not sure about the party aspect of it. Guns are not toys or party favors.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:09 AM   #5
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I think my kids wouldn't be attending, nor would they be socializing with any kid whose family vaguely thought this was appropriate.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:31 AM   #6
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I think my kids wouldn't be attending, nor would they be socializing with any kid whose family vaguely thought this was appropriate.
Exactly! While I don't care if people take their own children shooting and give them lessons, it's NOT a party and children shouldn't be taught that weapons are a party theme at 8 years old. It's a private family event for children.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
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I think my kids wouldn't be attending, nor would they be socializing with any kid whose family vaguely thought this was appropriate.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:09 PM   #8
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I think my kids wouldn't be attending, nor would they be socializing with any kid whose family vaguely thought this was appropriate.
Okay, you're going to have to explain the rest a bit. Not attending is fine, but not permitted to socialize with the kids? That doesn't seem a bit extreme?
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:11 AM   #9
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It's not my thing, but I don't see anything wrong with it either. The fact that the kids are given a safety course first is awesome, that's knowledge that could keep them safe if they stubble upon a gun at friends house etc...
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:19 AM   #10
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8 or 9 years old seems a little on the young side for something like this, but I could see my 12 year old going to something like this, assuming it's all done safely and properly supervised.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:36 PM   #11
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Really? No other party ideas out there?
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:31 AM   #12
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It wouldn't happen here. Its just not something most people would be comfortable with.
Birthday parties should be about the kids having fun together. It doesn't seem like that can really happen at this type of party.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:37 AM   #13
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I truly can't wrap my head around this idea. Shooting guns at a birthday party?!? I understand they get safety training blah blah blah but they are kids. Shooting GUNS.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #14
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I don't see a problem with it if shooting/hunting is something that interests the birthday boy/girl.

We had DS's (now 9) birthday party at a lazer tag place... THAT'S "playing" with guns IMO. The shooting range, not so much.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:45 AM   #15
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If I were a marksman, and I was ok with my child getting into that sport, and I had already gone through gun safety with him or her, and the child was 12 or older, and I was going to the party, I'd possibly be ok with this idea.
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