Heh, I've heard a few stories from parents who tried to make their children "progressive" as far as guns went...
One boy lived under complete "gun control" until mom saw him playing with his sister's Barbie dolls and an old toilet paper tube. Apparently Barbie was splayed across the front of the Dream Jeep, toting a 30 inch howitzer (toilet paper tube) and defiantly proclaiming "You'll never take me alive!!!"
She'd tried to encourage him to play creatively with all the toys in the house, girl's or boy's. She learned how creative children can be!
She did not wish to know what Barbie's ultimate fate was, but she finally decided that boys like to play with guns, and there was nothing she could do to get the bug out of him.
Another tale involved a mother who tried to encourage nurturing "instincts" in her son by requiring
him to play with Barbie dolls! (I'm sure that made him real popular with his peers) Eventually he shocked his mom by making a Barbie SMG. Right leg was the buttstock (collapsible, I assume! =^^= ) Right arm was the foregrip / magazine, Left leg the handgrip, and Left arm the barrel... (I think the left hand was the sight)
Boys WILL be boys!
Actually my dad never thought me responsible enough to own firearms, and never encouraged me to use the real thing, nor did he teach me to shoot. Actually I was pro-gun control up until I went to college. Then I joined ROTC and got to shoot an M-16 for the first time in my life... That was FUN!
After college I bought a reproduction Colt 1861 revolver kit and got started into pistol shooting, and the rest is history! =^^=
Always tell the truth, that way you don't have to remember anything. -- Mark twain