aka ginger warlock
BBC News - Children under 10 issued shotguns, BBC learns
As someone who is anti guns as I feel they cause more problems than they solve this shocked the hell out of me. Apperently there is no minimum age limit to how old you must be to own and operate a shot gun (who knew) but:Thirteen children under the age of 10 have been issued with shotgun certificates in the UK over the past three years.
The youngest child to be granted a licence was seven years old, figures obtained by BBC News show.
I was always under the impression that with ANY gun you must be over the age of eightneen and personally I don't think this is a bad thing. Frankly the idea of anyone under the age of eighteen scares me. I know that a child can't just walk into a shop and buy a gun. I get that in this case that is not the scenario but are you happy with the idea of somone of that age owning a very deadly fire arm when people are banned out right from carrying pocket knifes?But when using a shotgun, children must be supervised by an adult until they turn 15.