Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Well taught

This past weekend I was over at my big sis's house getting ready to head south to visit my oldest nephew.

I'm in the garage with her two boys and the younger one picks up a big stick, points it at me with a big smile and says "bang, bang, bang." His older brother responds with. "Jonathan! Don't point guns at uncle Michael! We don't point guns at people."

My sister's husband owns guns, but the youngest doesn't have any exposure to them yet as far as I know. That will probably change in a couple of years.

It's sad, but I'd trust any of my nephews 5 or older with a gun before I'd trust my dad. They exhibit responsiblity & knowledge regarding this topic. My dad, through both words and actions has demonstrated the opposite. I'm not sure what to make of the fact that my young nephews understand the basic concept of "don't point guns at people" while dad has demonstrated wanton disregard for such a concept in the past.

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