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Sorry but I do not wish to hear from the likes of children. It should be the adults behind them holding the signs with maybe the children at their sides. Children are "to be seen and not to be herd" for good reason. Their minds are not developed for the reality of life. They are parading as puppets.
 

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Sorry but I do not wish to hear from the likes of children. It should be the adults behind them holding the signs with maybe the children at their sides. Children are "to be seen and not to be herd" for good reason. Their minds are not developed for the reality of life. They are parading as puppets.
Sir, just how old are you?

Those "children" in the picture are more aware of what is happening in the world than you were at their age.

Those "children" are young adults learning to exercise their rights.

I have grandkids probably around the ages of those young adults in the picture.

When was the last time you sat down with a kid between the ages of 15 and 21?

Forget the millennials, they're a lost cause.

It may depend on your part of the country and how they were raised, but I find the younger ones I'm around to be well aware of what's happening in the country.
 

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Sorry but I do not wish to hear from the likes of children. It should be the adults behind them holding the signs with maybe the children at their sides. Children are "to be seen and not to be herd" for good reason. Their minds are not developed for the reality of life. They are parading as puppets.
I understood nature rights at their age. Condescension isn't going to change the fact that they will vote in the coming years. Mind developed or not.
 

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Those kids are protesting AGAINST gun control.

Not for it gun control.

One of the laws proposed (but did not get out of committee so should not come up for a vote in either house) was to make it a felony (for the parent/adult) to leave a loaded weapon where their teen aged children had access to it and used it to stop a break in, armed robbery, rape, murder, etc. at their own home.

In other words (as the signs the kids are holding say) the law would have made teenagers in their own homes defenseless against criminals intent on doing them harm in that home.

The so called assault weapons ban in the senate was pulled out by the jerk who proposed it (another dim/lib/prog/socialist). The so called assault weapons ban in the house is still there but so far has not been called up for a vote in the committee where it will be heard. If they do not bring it up and vote on it this week it will not be voted on this session.

The belief/rumors are that the dims/libs/progs/socialist don't believe they have enough votes to pass it out of committee (some dems won't vote for it as it is currently worded).

If Trump stomps the dim/lib/prog/socialist candidate in the November election here in VA there is a belief that those in the legislature will be somewhat afraid to propose similar bills next Dec./Jan. for fears of what could happen in the next VA state elections.

However, old blackface could still call a "special session", as he did last year, to attempt to force something similar through the legislature.

It's not over yet.
 

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My age? I'm hitting my 50s.
I understand these kids are protesting anti gun legislation.
They are to young to vote. To young to own a weapon. To young to join the armed forces.
These kids are being used to express a cause.
Like the left has used thousands of children to gain support of anti gun legislation.

Kudos to their parents for putting them down the right path.
I only feel they should not be used for demonstration they lack the understandings of which they are rallying for. Every one here should know, by now, how strongly I support the US constitution.

I knew I was going to catch some flak for this. Again I think we should not use the children to express our views like the left has time and time again.
That is all.
 

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I think those young people are old enough to voice their opinion, but I do agree there is a gray area when it comes to how young is too young.

As a founder and coach of a junior shooting club, I can tell you there are some pretty sharp and responsible young people out there. The shooting sports tends to attract them.

Many that I coached came from large Conservative families that often were home schooled. Being home schooled kept them from being brainwashed from day one. One of our students went on to become a Marine and unfortunately gave the Ultimate Sacrifice for his Country. His commitment and sacrifice was an inspiration to others, namely my youngest son. Some think at 18 years old they are not capable of rational and mature thinking, yet will send them off with a rifle in-hand to do a man's job.

Every time there is some gun-related incident the Liberals will parade the children in front of the cameras to gather support for more gun laws - "for the children." We have seen how continually outspoken some of them can be.

It's easy for the Liberals to portray gun owners as just old white guys, and any time there's an opportunity to show the reality we need to take it.
 

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I'm 62 yr's old and I remember the look on my mothers face when she asked me what I wanted for my 12th birthday. A NRA membership! and still one today.
Those kids know the difference from right and wrong and glad to see them in the fight.
 

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My age? I'm hitting my 50s.
I understand these kids are protesting anti gun legislation.
They are to young to vote. To young to own a weapon. To young to join the armed forces.
These kids are being used to express a cause.
Like the left has used thousands of children to gain support of anti gun legislation.

Kudos to their parents for putting them down the right path.
I only feel they should not be used for demonstration they lack the understandings of which they are rallying for. Every one here should know, by now, how strongly I support the US constitution.

I knew I was going to catch some flak for this. Again I think we should not use the children to express our views like the left has time and time again.
That is all.
I'm on your side but must disagree with this. Kids?: Are they 12 or 18? You ARE allowed to OWN a firearm (Everything under the sun can be used as a weapon including the pencil we used in kindergarten!) before the age of majority in NY. I bought my varmint rifle when I was 13. No, I did not fill out the 4473 but I was the OWNER after my father gave it to me. Or are you against a parent giving a responsible young adult a firearm?

The "kids" in the picture are not spouting incorrect talking points. They are using the 1A to explain the 2A. The 2A is NOT a CAUSE! It is a GOD GIVEN RIGHT! It is NOT void to people under the age of 21!!! Believe it or not there are MANY minors who are VASTLY more knowledgeable than majors. Time on the planet (age) ≠ maturity or wisdom.

This is something I have done as a 10YO and 11YO to "history" teachers in school. It's a sad day in America when in the late 70s a 10/11YO has to explain to two men with Graduate Degrees what the 2A says and means!

Sorry for the rant. There are external stress factors on me right now and I have ZERO patience for lack of common sense and ignorance of the law.
 

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Both my boys received semi auto center fire rifles for their 16th birthdays. The oldest wanted a Rem. 742 like his grandpa's both had and the youngest want a FAL.

They were at my house as the boys were in high school but they also had handguns that were "theirs."

Neither were old enough to vote but the youngest one used to get "sideways" with his some of his college professors/instructors at VCU. He knew about "guns and ammo" and he knew right from wrong and he knew why we have our guns and he was into it with some of those dim/lib/prog/socialist "educators" quite often. Not saying he changed anyone's "mind." But, they didn't change his either.
 

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They might not be kids they could be adults! From my point of view they all look like little kids. It doesn't mean they are. I do think that after you reach driving age and you can reason not just parrot others I will listen to what you say, I might not agree but you need to back your position with facts and not platitudes.
 

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I knew I was going to catch some flak for this. Again I think we should not use the children to express our views like the left has time and time again.
That is all.
That is one of the problems with conservative values.

We choose to allow the liberals to say and do anything they want and not stand up to them.

It's time to fight fire with fire.

In this case it's kids with kids.

After all everything is "for the children".
 

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I received my first firearm at age 10 - was legal to small game hunt at 12, by age 16 I had taken Hunters Safety 3 times (Wisconsin, Michigan and Oregon). I no longer have that first firearm (Model 97 Win 12 ga) as I passed it on to my son when he was old enough in my opinion! Just because they are young does not mean they do not understand. My daughter was brought up the same way as my son, so I know where the next generation will get their fight!
 

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I was 11 when given a 22. Wandered with my friends, went camping on our own, no adults. Did crazy kid stuff, we all survived.

I purchased my first Springfield (1917) at the age of 16 years old. Walked into the store, bought it, with 100 rounds, got on a Greyhound and rode it 60 miles up the road to near where I lived. No one cared. No one batted an eye.

The hysteria of the these times.
 

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96coal449 is a valued member of this forum and has raised a valid concern. Using children to further our cause, may seem wrong, underhanded if you will.

But having said that, I believe that at times to combat fire, fire must be employed. In this particular case the liberals who neither value the 2A or the rights of freedom loving Americans to defend both themselves, and the country they love are using children to further their cause, we must do the same.

So I say lets enlist young adults, let them earn their place along side the people who made America great.

We all have a stake in this, both young and old!

After all, it is their future.

REN
 

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I was 11 when given a 22. Wandered with my friends, went camping on our own, no adults. Did crazy kid stuff, we all survived.

I purchased my first Springfield (1917) at the age of 16 years old. Walked into the store, bought it, with 100 rounds, got on a Greyhound and rode it 60 miles up the road to near where I lived. No one cared. No one batted an eye.
The hysteria of the these times.
A friend of mine was on the rifle team at his high school in Chicago back in the 70s. He carried his rifle home and back on a city bus, and kept it in his locker until class was done and he headed to practice.

Can you imagine?(!)

We need to realize what has changed - because it isn't the guns or access to them.
 

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I understand and respect everyone's opinions here. Believe me, I do.

My only concern is I have been "arguing" with liberals that the left is down right using the kids to gain momentum on their cause of the anti legislation. The "march for our lives" comes to mind. I've told countless libs how wrong it is.

I view this as a double standard, especially for their view. I'm sure the kids here are more "adult" then most young are of today that are absorbed behind cell phones and video games.

I think what bothers me the most about this photo is the young girl with the "come and take it" sign. I don't know why I bother planting seeds in the minds of liberals hoping they sprout. But I now see, in my mind, the left eating this up.
 

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I think it is important not to exploit kids, nor to blindly let them lead. Still, if they have tho8ght out an opinion, and feel the need to share it, I believe they should. What is more relevant, I think, is that adults remember that they are still children, and take all actions in that context, neither in automatic dismissal or endorsement.

My youngest isn't a 'Gun Girl', but she can handle a revolver just fine, has the combination to that handgun vault, and knows where it is with explicit instructions on circumstances in which to put the front sight on center mass and onward.
 
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