Originally Posted by jAZ
When I realized this contradiction in our social make up, I made a choice that I was not going to allow my son to engage in games that treat violence as a game. I started to teaching him that guns are dangerous machines should be treated with extraordinary care. And that they can but used in a lot of ways including for violence. That they aren't toys. We agreed that he wouldn't play video games that treat killing as a game. But in return, when he is old enough, we would go learn how to operate a gun and that he'd get to experience shooting a gun in a responsible way.
You just described exactly how I was raised, and that is how we are raising our kids.
When I was young I pointed a toy gun at my brother. My dad made it crystal clear that you never, under any circumstance, whether it is real or fake, point a gun at a person. At a young age that taught me to respect guns.
Alright, I am back out of DC again. I just wanted to pat you on the back and tell you ,"Good job, and keep up the good work".