Don't you have children? Do they have shotguns? Rifles? Are you against me purchasing my son a youth shotgun since he can't legally purchase it until he's 18?
Your changing the argument, but deflection is how you work so I'll humor you. Maybe you'll learn something.
Laws prohibiting purchase do just that, they prohibit purchase. Laws regarding possession are entirely different. But you know that...
I have two children, the oldest is 6. She's been in the field with me and has expressed interest in hunting since the age of 4. In my State there are no laws prohibiting her from possessing or using a long gun under direct supervision. And when she's ready she'll shoot under my supervision. That may be another year or two. She won't own a gun, she'll be using a gun legally purchased and owned by me. As would be the case in the scenario you outline.
Now, most parents would shudder at the very idea of their child possibly getting criminal prosecution because of a choice they as a parent made. I sure as hell am not getting charged either. If laws existed prohibiting her from using a firearm until a specific age then she'd be waiting until such time as it was legal for her to hunt.
I couldn't live with myself if my child was prosecuted and then faced diminished opportunities because her delinquent ideologue father decided it would be a good idea for her to circumvent the laws.
Does that make me a bad parent? Maybe...
In my home my children won't drink until their 21. It's the law, but we know kids will be kids and it won't happen in my presence. My children will respect the bag limits. It's the law. They won't possess a handgun until they reach the legal age. It's the law.
Sorry, call me old fashioned...
This post was edited on 10/15 at 8:16 pm