Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose
I started operating the tractor at 10 years old, shoveling grain into semi guarded augers, mix mills, Dad stressed safety and pointed out hazards I still have 10 fingers and 10 toes, oh by the way he was my firearm safety trainer along with a few of my buddies fathers. It's all in the upbringing, education and respect of handling dangerous situations and weapons, the same things I try to install into my 3 kids, my 2 daughters love hunting my boy loves hunting and trapping why do you want to take this away from them?
And I have seen many without all their digits. I have seen youngster lose more than their limbs by removing the safety guards. The power take-offs on many tractors removed not just limbs but lives. Not just children. I had one young man throw his father;s arm on the floor beside me while saying on the fly that the ambulance would arrive momentarily with the rest of him. He was working with an auger too.
Your business if you feel children should learn the hard way. Here on this farm all safety shields were always in place!
As far as hunting and guns are concerned ........I am in accord (for the ?20 or 30th time) with Canada's gun laws and understand there will always be those who abject to whatever restraints put on the use of firearms are concerned. Please let me know why you object to protecting children from getting injured, mained or killed by removing safety shields on dangerousl machinery or from accidentally injuring themselves or others with a firearm. It is like a red flag to some.
Is it an assault on one"s massculinity or is it a secret wish to be rid of a pesky child or two?