I think so long as the kid is taught to handle firearms reponsibly, it'll make him even safer with them as an adult and otherwise don't leave them in the open while he is a child. Unless he becomes a postal worker. At least it wasn't a highway patrolman's son who tasered the bear.
Sure there are moral, philosophical, parental points that can be made, and the discussion has been lively. But it sounds like 'that's how it's done' around there, and it sounds like the kid did the equivalent of caught a trophy bass/scored a game winning TD (guess he aint related to FWP ), or nailed the perfect trick off a half pipe.
And, at least the kid's dad is participating in the boy's life.
joelamosobadiah wrote: Don't get your hopes up. I am 20 and still at home.
Mine is well aware of the rules and I had the same rules as a kid.
18 years old? Get out.
Now if he's a full time college student, he knows we'll talk.
I'm a full time college student and have my own car that I paid off myself, etc, so my parents don't mind, but yeah, I would like to be out on my own, but hey as long as they are giving me a place to eat and sleep and don't mind while I am going to college, I might as well stick around (within reason of course). No matter what the situation if you are over 25 don't be at home please.
Tiki wrote:I couldn't live at my parents home for another year.....
I remember saying that a couple years ago...
But being 23 years old paying for a house, bills, car payment, groceries, and tuition, I certainly wouldn't mind going back home to finish up school. Too bad i'd lose a donkey-load of credits if I were to transfer