An Albertan mother caused a stir online after posting photos of her 2 .5 year old son holding a BB gun she claims was broken. She posted it to several private Facebook groups because she found the photo to be cute and she knew there would be a reaction. The photo did go viral since and has received mixed reactions.
People commented that guns in the hands of children is not safe, no matter what, especially at this age when the child is not mentally equipped to understand the dangers of it. There have been cases of parents being shot. However, the negative feedback hasn’t changed her stance. Others side with the mother and say it is better to teach now than later.
At what age should you start introducing even broken guns to a child? Is this irresponsible?