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Is it wrong that my son isn't even seven months yet, and already has 4 firearms

tubabucknuttubabucknut BannedPosts: 3,520 Senior Member
I know I have been slacking. I will be purchasing more soon. I consider it my duty as a father for him to start his adult life with at least 6 firearms from me. So he has at least 2 more coming in the future.

I believe every adult should own at least 5 guns
in no particular order, and just my personal choices for each catagory
.22lr pistol/rifle (in this case he will get both)
bolt action Rifle (I am going with .308 win)
semi auto rifle (ar15)
Carry handgun (glock 19)
12 gauge shotgun (Moss 500 with 28 inch barrel, and 18.5 inch barrel)

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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    I got for my kids...
    10/22
    Pump shotgun
    Bolt rifle
    And a handgun of some sort once they get their CPL as adults.
    .430 SJS bolt rifle
    .375 SJS lever rifle

    I gave all my nephews 870's with both a smoothbore and cantilevered/rifled barrel after they passed their hunter safety.

    I figure that is a good start in life for them. Beyond that we will see.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    Don't forget to lay in a good supply of ammo!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,044 Senior Member
    Mine had a cz .22 before he was born.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,591 Senior Member
    I know I have been slacking. I will be purchasing more soon. I consider it my duty as a father for him to start his adult life with at least 6 firearms from me. So he has at least 2 more coming in the future.

    I believe every adult should own at least 5 guns
    in no particular order, and just my personal choices for each catagory
    .22lr pistol/rifle (in this case he will get both)
    bolt action Rifle (I am going with .308 win)
    semi auto rifle (ar15)
    Carry handgun (glock 19)
    12 gauge shotgun (Moss 500 with 28 inch barrel, and 18.5 inch barrel)

    Good plan. And a nice complement of tools.
    Knowledge is essential to living freely and fully; understanding gives knowledge purpose and strength; wisdom is combining the two and applying them appropriately in words and actions.
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Don't forget to lay in a good supply of ammo!
    :win:

    Especially lots of .22lr ... you and he could shot it or it might pay for his college.
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    Jerm I hadn't thought of my nephews. I got some libs in the family. That might not fly, but it might be fun to try.:devil:
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Don't forget to lay in a good supply of ammo!

    I am on a savings plan. Always put some away.
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Mine had a cz .22 before he was born.

    Yeah I'm not gonna lie. Mine had a few before he was born as well.
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    Thanks Bobby.
    NC you got that right. Buy as much as you can, and if you don't shoot it, sell it when people get stupid.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Jerm I hadn't thought of my nephews. I got some libs in the family. That might not fly, but it might be fun to try.:devil:
    With an 870 and those two barrels, they can hunt anything. One nephew is a hunting fool now and bought a bunch more guns after that plus has HD and CCW guns, another-- that may be the only gun he will ever own, but he does take it out on occasion. Another-- he is in college right now. We will see what happens after he gets settled in life. Another just turned 18 and I am still waiting to see his hunter safety certificate (which also includes firearm safety).
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    No :nono:

    Best response yet.
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Even better if your CLEO will not sign for NFA toys put his name on your trust!
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    Dude. 1911. Why? 'Murica. That's why.

    Don't forget the down-scaled Browning .22 version too. Kid's gotta have training wheels.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    tub, absolutely! It is correct to the Nth degree to do what you are doing!
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,877 Senior Member
    Your son beats my son. He just has a .22 rifle and a carry handgun.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    I am in the camp of those who believe that it would be wrong if your son isn't even 7mths old and doesn't already have 4 firearms.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,205 Senior Member
    Mine all have: 10-22's, Ruger MKII or III, centerfire bolt actions, pump 12 gauges, almost got the semi-auto 12 ga covered, and they all have an MSR of some flavor. I have had to go back for some additional lefty purchases since one has shown a preference.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    Awesome. Glad I am among reasonable people.
  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,707 Senior Member
    now be careful how we vote so our children can keep the one they have...
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    It's not wrong - as long as they have all been tested and properly 'broken in' by daddy - wouldn't want them to start out with a factory defect. 1000 rounds seems about right. :jester:
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,569 Senior Member
    He needs a lever action and a good air rifle.
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    It's not wrong - as long as they have all been tested and properly 'broken in' by daddy - wouldn't want them to start out with a factory defect. 1000 rounds seems about right. :jester:

    I never said they would be shiny and new. It is my duty as a father to insure that they are gifted if full working order. This will require thorough vetting.:jester:
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    He needs a lever action and a good air rifle.

    He already has a few air rifles as well, and knives, and fishing gear, and camping stuff, etc. As for the lever gun. time will tell. The 5/6 firearms I listed I consider a minimum required battery. Anything else he may receive is just for fun.

    What should I get him? Marlin or Winchester?:popcorn:
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,927 Senior Member

    What should I get him? Marlin or Winchester?:popcorn:

    Yes!


    Don't you know at least one of each is required?
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