Originally Posted by shop tom
Where are these kids getting access to these guns?
Kids ALWAYS will (and should) have access to guns. It is up to the parents to train them properly in their use and safety. Training them to proficiency and letting them carry when safe and proficient and responsible. Kids of 17 (and younger--those who lied about their age) were carrying and shooting guns in WWII--even machine guns in B-17s--we will never grow up as a nation until we stop getting in the way of growing up.
I've been carrying a gun since I was 12.
I didn't take my guns to school, except when we were doing some demonstrations on firearms and it was quite normal--this happened around middle/high school.
Even Ward Cleaver used to shoot rats at the town dump when he was a kid.
I don't know when teenagers with guns became a problem--maybe the same time we started this nanny state BS, took prayer out of schools, stopped using judgment, starting suing each other for our own mistakes and kids started shooting up schools.
It has NOTHING to do with the guns and EVERYTHING to do with social values.