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This is a discussion on Teach'em young within the Gun Stories forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Originally Posted by Caveman Your absolutely right you have the right to your opinion ,this is America and I will fight for your right to ...


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Old April 29th, 2017, 08:37 AM   #16
 
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Your absolutely right you have the right to your opinion ,this is America and I will fight for your right to be wrong .
I agree with you 99%.



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Old April 29th, 2017, 09:02 AM   #17
 
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Probably just harmless play from kids. But teach them well or someone else will.

I laughed so hard I almost snarfed my drink. OMG? That is awesome. Was talking to a relative, daughter would not clean her rooom. He boarded up her room for 2 weeks and made her live with what was in the laundry. Not a problem now.
Talked to people at work, 2 bosses, 2 peers, 1 temp. Not one disagreed with me. Does not make me right, but I am not crazy. GF's mom said she would have just walked away, but she is an elementary teacher and only complains about kids at home, not in public.
You child psychology majors would have been proud of me today, a kid ripped us off at the neighborhood wide yard sale, almost completely worthless piece of property, didn't say a word. Nobody knew but me and him. Offered it up to the "parent is always right" crowd. Could see that toy money probably went to cigarettes for mom and dad. Also picked up the the 2 butts they left smoldering in my driveway during a burn ban. Offered that one up to family trees with no branches.
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Old April 29th, 2017, 09:10 AM   #18
 
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I think I have to agree with the OP on this one. He was there, we weren't and he seems like a reasonable guy. I don't think I would have called the kid any names, but I certainly would have let him know that it was unacceptable. People have to learn accountability, at any age, and apparently his mother was not going to teach him. This is not the 50's or 60's anymore when that kind of behavior was accepted and not seen as any kind of a threat.
Heck, nowadays if a kid points his finger in the shape of a gun, they put the school on lockdown! It's a new world and not necessarily a better one, better to learn while they're young.
Thanks for your feedback. I know this sounds weird being from Florida, and everyone wanting to be a tourist here, but I have always wanted to visit Montana and Wyoming.
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FLfinfan, come on up, Montana is a beautiful state. I'm a native New Yorker who moved here 5 years ago to get away from the high taxes and onerous regulations. After working on Wall St for 40 plus years, I now raise a few horses on a small, very small ranch. Oh, and I can shoot whenever I want right outside.
Anyway, if you ever make up to Philipsburg, let me know.
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I will say that if an adult told me not to do something and I did it anyway, my parents would have taken care of that right then and there. Some parents now for some reason are either too scared or just too lazy to discipline their kids. Whether the kid was right or wrong, I don't know, but seeing a kid do something that clearly annoyed another adult, the parent had a responsibility to at least call the kid out. Failed parenting.
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REGARDLESS if the kid was right or wrong; YOU the adult called the kid a name. "JERK"

YOUR response is actually what "contributes" to the problem and adds fuel to an already burning fire.

YOUR response was that of a child. If you do not do what I say, I'll call you a name.
So there!

That child brought you down to his level. Your name calling was immature and childlike - NO DIFFERENT from his pointing his finger at you and saying bang.

You can try to justify your reaction as much as you wish, but the more it is played out in this thread - the more childish your actions appear to be. Do you think that child cares what you think? Then why engage at "his" level?

BTW, your GF should take major offense at the fact that you call her "THE" GF instead of "my" GF. The word "THE" usually references an "object"; such as the gun, the newspaper and such. In the context yo use "the GF", it is idiomatic and derogatory.

I guess it goes along with calling a little kid, a "little jerk"........

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"The GF" laughed at your post and then told "the BF" to move so she did not have to vacuum around me (sitting on the floor with I-pad). Then "the GF" reminded me, "the BF" (her words), to get my butt up and go mow the lawn. Which is kind of like vacuuming outside.
If we were doing proper, in person introductions, I would not present her as "the GF". I would use our formal titles of Baroness and Baron of Graymatter, Esquire, LLC, LTD, INC.

Sorry to offend you, hope you are not "disappointment" in my grammar too.
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"The GF" laughed at your post and then told "the BF" to move so she did not have to vacuum around me (sitting on the floor with I-pad). Then "the GF" reminded me, "the BF" (her words), to get my butt up and go mow the lawn. Which is kind of like vacuuming outside.
If we were doing proper, in person introductions, I would not present her as "the GF". I would use our formal titles of Baroness and Baron of Graymatter, Esquire, LLC, LTD, INC.

Sorry to offend you, hope you are not "disappointment" in my grammar too.
I side with "the kid" on this one.......no, I am not "disappointment" in your grammar.

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Glad you noticed my purposeful use of poor grammar as a joke. Did you get the "Baron of Graymatter" joke also?
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