RX: "These people going on about gun safety regulations are always worried about small children. And adults, which are like small children..."Meanwhile, Sebastian flips out a little over a vintage ad for the Iver Johnson Safety Hammerless revolvers, the one that has the girl snuggling up with an old "Owl Head" top-break like it was a Strawberry Shortcake doll.
Me: "Except usually drunker."
RX: "...and you have to worry about them putting small parts in their mouth, too."
As I mentioned in his comments section, it was a different world back then; safety hadn’t been invented yet. Her daddy’s about to tell her to put the gun down and run down to the shops to get some laudanum for momma and a couple of ceegars for da. It’s a thousand wonders the human race survived through those barbarous times, no?
Nowadays, of course, the little girl could tell teacher that daddy made her hold the gun, and festivities would ensue...