Skip to comments.Ask Amy: My daughter lives with me and owns a gun. Can I kick her out?
Posted on 06/18/2019 12:43:16 PM PDT by servo1969
Dear Amy: This week, I discovered that my intelligent, hard-working, responsible 24-year-old daughter (who lives with me) is a gun owner! And its not a normal gun, either it is a 40-caliber semi-automatic, and she has hollow-point bullets to go with it.
Amy, this is the kind of weapon a criminal would possess! She says it is for emergencies. There have only been two home invasions in our neighborhood in the last 11 years.
Ive given her three choices: She can either give her weapon to me, sell it or move out in three weeks.
I love my daughter and would be so sad for her to move into a place that she would hardly be able to afford, but now I have to lock my bedroom door at night because I dont know what shes going to do.
Now she says that I dont trust her, and is barely speaking to me. How can I convince her to stop endangering us?
Dear Dumbfounded: According to my research, possessing hollow-point bullets is illegal in 11 states; is it legal in your state to own this sort of exploding ammunition?
In a report published in 2015, researchers at the University of Chicago found that 31 percent of households reported having a firearm in 2014, down from about 48 percent in 1980.
According to this study, there are more guns, but concentrated in fewer households. Why must your household be one of them?
Where did your daughter get this weapon and ammunition? Has she received any safety training or certification? (Accidental gun death is a substantial risk of owning a gun.) Is she perhaps engaged in another activity outside of your household that exposes her to increased risks and makes her believe she needs to have a weapon?
I have news for you: A locked bedroom door is no match for this weaponry; as I write this, just five days ago a father in South Carolina tragically shot and killed his own 23-year-old daughter through a closed door when he mistook her for an intruder.
I agree with your ultimatum; I also weep that there is yet another (likely unsafe) gun owner in this country.
Oh, and maybe she's a drug dealer.
He’s making a risky move. That gun might decide to shoot him. They’re like that, you know.
Inquiring minds need to know, is the daughter dating or in a long term relationship?
intelligent, hard-working, responsible 24-year-old daughter ...
BUT SHE HAS A GUN!!!!!
If that was my daughter, we would go get some range time together.
Where do they sell that?
Must be one of those gun show loophole things.
I am surprised she didn’t advise her to turn her daughter in to the authorities and claim anything she had to, in order to be rid of the evil that used to be a family member.
Sounds like this father needs to man up in a lot of ways..
Sounds like his daughter has more balls than he does.
Ha, I got $1 says this “situation” is a lie, dreamt up by liberals or this fake “question” was written by a liberal.
Either way, it’s nothing more than propaganda by liberals.
It seems to be like a daily heroin fix for them.
Of course, I didn’t think of that.
Next time I go to a gun show, I will stock up on exploding ammo. Probably sold by the same guy who sells assault ammo.
Everyone but the daughter is stupid.
Daughter needs to move the heck out of that nuthouse, IMHO.
The WTF factor here is beyond the pale...
That there are adults, so ignorant, so willing to display that ignorance in a public forum....
I think this letter was just made up the author to generate the exact response its getting.
Her Father is peabrained, but it is his house.
Therefore, he sets the rules on what is allowed.
Two stubborn people. One with more authority.
She needs to find a new place where she can set the rules.
Odds are that his local cops use hollowpoint ammo.
Daughter says “Go ahead, make my day!”
Father kicks out daughter with gun.
Week later, father get’s robbed at home, stabbed by intruder, died hours later.
Daughter: Told you so.
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