Getting the guns out of the Lair…

Well, here’s an issue I never planned to face. Granddaughter is 11, I think, and I doubt she’s had any gun safety training. May not be familiar at all – and that’s a curious and therefore dangerous age. One of my more … shall we say influential … childhood experiences involved two neighbor boys playing with a loaded rifle. Therefore, since the Lair doesn’t have a gunsafe but it does have firearms squirreled away basically everywhere, I’m spending the first part of the morning on a sort of scavenger hunt to find them all and put them in the Jeep for transport to Ian’s Cave for the next few days.

Kind of feels like taking a page from the gun grabber playbook, which wounds my gun hugger heart. But you know what they say about blind squirrels.

This is more difficult than I expected: I keep remembering guns that weren’t in the action plan. There’s an NAA minirevolver in this tiny little drawer in the rolltop desk, and I probably haven’t thought about it in years

Think I’ll leave these alone just for decor…

…but I’ll unload the Marlin. All the real guns will be gone by noon.

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14 Responses to Getting the guns out of the Lair…

  1. Paul B says:

    I would keep some out. Gun safety is something every child should be exposed to. if nothing more than go find an adult. Might want to clear that with the mom, but should be done sooner than later.

  2. Joel says:

    Yeah, I thought about that. The subject will probably come up, since of course I’ll still be armed. I just don’t want things lying around where a curious child can get herself into trouble.

  3. randy says:

    Sounds prudent to me. Enjoy the visit.

  4. Robert says:

    “you know what they say about blind squirrels.” They go hungry.

    Perhaps a few teachable moments may occur with respect to guns. Or not. Good luck.

  5. Bill says:

    If she is anything like my Youngest Grand Daughter, given the opportunity, she will shoot up all of your ammo!

  6. Klaus says:

    Should have just got the ammo out of the lair me thinks. Maybe not not easier who knows?

  7. I’d like to know more about that picture at the top of frame with the decolletage and Gadsen tattoo.

  8. Hammer says:

    I agree about offering gun safety training if mom permits! Also shooting lessons with something with low recoil.

  9. Mark Matis says:

    How much recoil does that Crossman have?

  10. Robert says:

    Joel@521pm: Also zero muzzle velocity, I presume?
    I hope your visitors are a delight.

  11. matismf says:

    Robert, the Crossman is a pump action pellet gun, which should be usable by his granddaughter. If it’s OK with her mom.

  12. Robert says:

    matismf: I was alluding to “no recoil” = “not able to fire”. Thanks for the info on the Crossman- I suspected it was an air gun but wasn’t sure.

  13. Mike says:

    Hey Joel, I hope everything goes well with the visit. Oh, and before I forget…

    Happy New Year! 🎇🎆🧨

To the stake with the heretic!