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A reminder to everyone, airguns can kill
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Wood child



Joined: 08 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 10 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh, sorry to go off topic. Anyhow, why didn't the gun have a trigger lock?
Basically a necessity with kids around.

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14930
Location: South West
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 10 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wood child wrote:
is everyone round here welsh?


No.

Wood child



Joined: 08 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Another example. My old man used to have a hunting knife, it was HUGE.
When I was born, he just got rid of it. Gave him the creeps.

woodsprite



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
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Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are a shooting family, we have three gun cabinets and a seperate ammo box. When the boys were young we had three gun cabinets AND a trigger lock for every gun. A friend kept his loaded shotgun propped by the kitchen table 'ready'. My sons were NEVER allowed in his house.
Cant believe how dangerous some people are around guns.

jema
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are always a lot of argument about gun statistics, but I don't think the gun lobby has ever come close to arguing away the fact that a "ready" gun is a zillion times more likely to be the cause of something nasty rather than dealing with the crazed intruder etc.

john of wessex



Joined: 18 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The Scotish Executive has been argueing for control over air guns due to problems they are having with them - including a number of fatalities.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 5467
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, were not all Welsh....

We have an airgun - its not lockedup, but the pellets are, and our 12 yr old, who is allowed to shoot if one of us is present, would never dream of just taking it.....its been well hammered into him the dangers....but to be honest, he has much more fun things to do...
like chopping kindling with the axe (which he gets paid for).

Poor family.

Midland Spinner



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 2931
Location: Under a green roof
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was always brought up to assume that any gun was loaded until proven otherwise and on this handy little poem:
"Never, NEVER let a gun,
pointed be at anyone"

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 10 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

unhappy
care with owt dangeroos is good

education is probably better than securing all hazards to prevent such things but secure is safe

bigpaul



Joined: 06 Mar 2012
Posts: 62
Location: North West Devon
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 12 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

[quote="Pilsbury:813256"]I know my air guns aren't locked up as I dont have a gun safe BUT my amunition is and there are no kids in the house, leaving a loaded gun in reach of children is very foolish, that said my sympathy is with the family, even the Father as its all to easy to become complacent with air weapons.[/quote) never leave a gun LOADED, if you leave a cocked break barrel airgun it could damage the spring, apart from the chance of it going off.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 4945
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 12 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yeah I know, and now I am a father my guns have trigger locks and the ammo is locked away, and little one is only 9 months but as I said, before I had no kids, now I do.

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