Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Re: O/T Stupid or a lesson learned!!!
My seven yr old got his first knife last Christmas... or was it his 7th BD (w/in a week of one another [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]). Anyhow, I see/saw it (much to his mother's horror/resistance) as a 'rite of passage' for the boy, and will do likewise w/ his brothers as they demonstrate the requisite judgment and responsibility.
Personally, I am disappointed he cannot carry it as we did when I was his age... [most] everywhere he goes. But in today's culture a seven yr old w/ a knife can only indicate one thing.... abusive/neglectful/unsafe parenting, soon to be followed by a school massacre, or some other such tragedy. [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
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I'm with CJD...been carrying a pocketknife since CubScouts and have at least 1 on my person at all times (other than 13 weeks @ Paradise Island & when in the bed )...like he said...you never know when you'll [need] it
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Very true, but just don't forget: <font color="red"> NEVER, EVER </font color> make the mistake of taking (only) a knife to a gunfight! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]