March 02, 2016

WATCH: Here's what happens when kids are left alone with a gun. Gun-grabbers aren't going to like this!

StaffRebel Columnist

In a new video, a social experiment is documented where kids are left alone in a room with a gun.

In the 2:27 news report, it's shown that the firearm changes hands multiple times and is even pointed at other children. The parents, watching without their kids' knowledge are mortified.

However, two of the kids in the room didn't touch the gun.

“There were only two kids who didn't pick up the gun or even seem interested. Their parents tell us they are the kids who have guns in their homes and they have talked extensively about guns,” the reporter says.

What does this mean? Educating children about guns at a young age is a good thing.

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commented 2016-03-03 02:26:42 -0500
But according to progressives having drugs around is fine of course, no problem if your little kids get their hands on heroin or bath salts or crack of course.
commented 2016-03-02 19:12:47 -0500
I once suggested to some family members they should put their kids through a firearms safety course like the NRA’s EDDIE EAGLE GUNSAFE® PROGRAM – the parents were anti-gun/holophobic and would never allow guns in the home and even thought guns should be banned because they were bad…The suggestion didn’t go over very well, even when I tried to explain that they would be arming their children with the knowledge and experience of how to handle a firearm safely and what to do if the kids ever found themselves in a situation where they came upon a gun without any adult supervision. The response was ‘Oh no my kids will never be around guns’…and they won’t be having anything to do with guns.
After I talked another family member into getting their children into a riding program, and I showed up for the first lesson, I wanted to know if the instructor was going to show the kids how to properly fall off a horse as part of the course. It didn’t go over too well…the mother who was against the idea of riding lessons in the first place, was outraged and even when the instructor suggested that was an excellent idea, the mother left and wouldn’t attend any more lessons…The moral of this story is….well, most people on this site know what the moral of the story is.
commented 2016-03-02 17:27:58 -0500
i will be more than willing to bet that none of these kids would know how to load it.
commented 2016-03-02 16:51:04 -0500
At age 5 for Christmas, I got a single shot .22 rifle, as did all my brother when they also turned 5. But at age 4 I was already out with my dad and older brothers, and taught how to shoot, as well as some very strict safety rules that carried me through my military service, and even today. Teaching young children about guns, and taking them shooting, is THE single best way to make them safe around any firearm. That’s a fact!
commented 2016-03-02 16:43:01 -0500
Any responsible gun owner would never find themselfs in this situation. If your stupid enough to leave a gun out where children can access it then your a big enough idiot you shouldn’t own a gun. Punish the individual not everyone who owns a gun.
commented 2016-03-02 16:10:35 -0500
This “experiment” was competently supervised by a police officer who ensured that the pistol was inoperative and harmless. Some adults are more responsible than others…
commented 2016-03-02 16:09:12 -0500
Something that got missed here, the kids were saying “I thought it was toy.” Because you know, who of even mild intelligence, would bring a group of kids into a room with a bunch of toys, and stuff a gun in the pile. This ‘experiment’ was foolishly flawed from the get go.
commented 2016-03-02 16:05:39 -0500
Education is the key. Prohibition has never work for anything. It always makes the situation worse, not better.
commented 2016-03-02 16:01:29 -0500
@ Lad Reme – I’ve been a responsible, law abiding firearms owner all my adult life (over 40 years) & based on my experiences & interactions with law enforcement & military personnel I can honestly state that my civilian training, on average, exceeds either military or law enforcement qualification requirements. I have personally used non-restricted, restricted, & prohibited firearms (including full automatic) of a wide variety of makes & models. Military & Law Enforcement seldom receive training or hands on experience with anything other than the particular make & model they are issued. Additionally, due to love of the sport combined with hunting & competition, I would wager I have logged more range time in any given year than most Law Enforcement or Military personnel would receive in an entire career.

P.S.: In this scenario, I agree that the ‘owner’ would be responsible, but then a responsible ‘owner’ would never have left the firearm unattended where a child could access it. It was an experiment to see what would happen.

Forget the controlled location. About 10 years ago children found a fully loaded police Glock while walking in the long grass beside a road in Edmonton. The Constable lost it a few nights earlier in a foot chase & scuffle during an arrest. A thorough search by the E.P.S. failed to find it in the dark or the following day.

2 years ago an R.C.M.P. constable ‘lost’ a fully loaded shotgun when it fell off the car as he left the detachment in Victoria. He forgot it was on the trunk of the car. It lay in the residential street for a few hours until University students found it & informed the police, who then came & recovered it.

These things happen. Fortunately no one was injured, the children were accompanied by a responsible adult who alerted police & waited until their arrival.

This experiment was important to enlighten the parents to what could happen in any scenario when a child might encounter a firearms.
commented 2016-03-02 15:53:47 -0500
What was fascinating was that the children that had been exposed to guns before and had been taught about guns because their families have guns at home and educated their children regarding guns were the ones that did not touch the gun.

That is a strong advocate for the law abiding responsible people to own guns.

commented 2016-03-02 14:58:21 -0500
Nice little Psyops! LOL How the big black boy grabs it first!
commented 2016-03-02 14:38:08 -0500
I got an idea. Let’s not give kids access to guns. I know this was just an experiment but I don’t care how much you talk to young children about guns there should be no way for a child to get their hands on one. Should be simple.
commented 2016-03-02 14:36:55 -0500
In this scenario, the owner of the gun would be held responsible for anything that might of happened. Never the less, it is a scary situation. Gun owners should go through the Military coarse on weapon safety.
commented 2016-03-02 14:17:51 -0500
Well, the obvious answer is that we all must go ape sh_t crazy about this video and get the police, RCMP, FBI, CIA, CSIS and every other law agency on the North American continent to violently smash down the doors of every house and business, beat up the people and take all guns away. This way only the very responsible and righteous criminals will have the guns. Only the regular law abiding people are a threat with guns.
commented 2016-03-02 13:57:51 -0500
Make guns verboten and of course they will be a point of fascination. God help us when everything has been banned.