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Should I tell my neighbors I own guns?

I saw the headline on Slate, and I thought, oh crap. What will this be?

It is a question written by a pair gun owning, liberal Fudds who believe that guns are only for them and not anyone else, it is over the top ridiculous cuckold crap.

They are locked in the attic (which is only accessible from a pull down ladder that even my 6-foot tall spouse can’t reach without a step stool). What do we do here?

This is NOT responsible gun ownership. Your entire idea of securing your guns away from your children is to hide them in a spot where you think your kids can’t find them. As your kids get older, they will find them just like they would find Dad’s porn stash, except that this cuck likely doesn’t look at porn. Here is an idea- as a card carrying anti-gun hunting liberal, why don’t you have a locking gun safe? Isn’t that what you assholes demand of the rest of us?

The advice he gets from Slate is just as bad:

Explain why you have the guns, appease my fears (that you’re pro-strong gun laws), tell me where you keep the guns, and explain how difficult it would be to access them.

Why not do the same with your bank accounts?

How about this:

Me to neighbor: “I own guns. They are locked in a safe unless I am using them to kill small woodland creatures or frighten off some minorities.”

6 replies on “Should I tell my neighbors I own guns?”

Heh. My folks kept a few rifles in the attic. Pull down door and all.

When I was around 10, my folks were out and I discovered I was able to jump high enough to get the pull, so up I went to play. Found the guns, found the ammo, figured out how to load one, cycled some rounds through, and put everything back where it came from before the folks got home.

I finally mentioned this to Mom about 30 years after the fact and after I became a gun owner in my own right. She was, to put it mildly, horrified.

Last century, in a 3rd-grade classroom, getting ready for summer, I was invited to talk safety. I asked the class (about 20) how many knew that their parents had guns – almost all raised their hands. I then asked how many of their parents had “hidden” the guns from the kids – no hands went down. I then asked how many knew WHERE those guns were hidden – only a couple of hands dropped. Needless to say, the teacher was horrified.

Leave it to kids to know where stuff is.

The correct answer as to what to tell the neighbors is…. NOTHING.

It’s none of their damned business. Just like it’s none of your damned business if your neighbor has guns.

That is, as long as everyone is being safe.

Still, it’s SLATE, so the thought of actually reading that piece of dog-squeeze is only somewhat more interesting than getting my appendix removed without anesthetics. No… I think I’d rather have my appendix out sans drugs…

I understand that children are curious and will find anything you hide and go anywhere, even places you thought were impossible.

So I never, ever, considered my gun cabinet secure from my children. They were only secure if the children didn’t want in.

So the first thing you did was make a rule: of you want to see/handle a gun, ask, I’ll stop what I’m doing and open the safe to get whichever gun you want and then you can safely handle it.

They’ve only used this once or twice.

The second thing I did was a showed them that I was locking a hundred dollar bill in the pistol safe, before it was bolted down.

They were given an entire week to open that safe. If they succeeded, they would get to keep the money. They were not allowed to use destructive means.

At the end of the week I opened the safe, I front of the children, took the bill out and put it in my pocket. Then mounted the safe and started using it. The children learned that it wasn’t worth the effort when they could just ask.

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