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  • Tell their dates that what ever they do to them...you will do to him.
  • omg, that's bad lol. You better watch it or your daughters will stop bringing them home! :)
  • Yea, that's a little much. :p
  • eh... i see where you're coming from, but you're obviously not gonna go after some kid... so it's kinda cheesy. i doubt you'd scare the kid or really do anything more then make your kids and the boy think your a bigger dork then most kids already think their dads are.
  • If it comes to the point of using it. Don't use that one or even that riffle. It may get you off. If I was going to kill him I would have used this bullet your honor.
  • Just do it behind your girls back....personally, I like the idea!! LOL
  • My hubby is laughing. We have 4 daughters, and he's a former marine so he understands. I think it gets the message across, without any shades of grey.
  • If you were my father in all seriousness, i'd keep you mostly out of my life. I think thats crazy and stupid. Parents don't seem to get this fact...You keep your girl, who was once your "little girl", all locked up forever under your roof, you will end up getting the opposite results from what you want. Instead of scaring the guy...teach your daughter all you've learnt from being a boy once yourself. What a young guy is after and teach all your girls, about respect for themselves. Honestly, you can't really control the guy, but you can make your daughter have a good head on her shoulders. Knowledge is the best weapon in life after all.
  • I'm particularly fond of the phrase, "I have a shotgun, a shovel and a big backyard. Keep that in your mind when you're out with my daughter because they'll never find your body."
  • ALL SUITORS ARE TO READ AND SIGN A COPY OF THE FOLLOWING RULES "Ten Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter" Rule One: If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure not picking anything up. Rule Two: You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them. Rule Three: I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don't take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, In order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact, come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist. Rule Four: I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilizing a "barrier method" of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate: when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you. Rule Five: In order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is "early." Rule Six: I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry. Rule Seven: As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process that can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful, like change the oil in my car? Rule Eight: The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool. Places where there are no parents, policemen, or nuns within eyesight. Places where there is darkness. Places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness. Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka zipped up to her throat. Movies with a strong romantic or sexual theme are to be avoided; movies which feature chainsaws are okay. Hockey games are okay. Old folks homes are better. Rule Nine: Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a pot-bellied, balding, middle-aged, dim-witted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not trifle with me. Rule Ten: Be afraid. Be very afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy outside of An Loc. When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit your car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your car. There is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face at the window is mine.
  • Of course it's wrong to ask the young man to do something as RIDICULOUS as you suggest. You should PRESENT him a rifle cartridge with his name AND the number 2 ALREADY ENGRAVED. If the question ever comes up about where cartridge #1 is, quietly reply...in your best "Clint Eastwood" voice... "Locked and loaded, babe...locked and loaded."
  • That might be perceived as a threat. I know where your coming from. I have 7 kids 4 of them girls. I once told a boy to bring her home the way you found her or I'll hunt you down like a dog. He did but I suspect he would have anyway. How about just reafirming the rules, and telling them be home by such and such a time or I will come and find you. One thing I always do is be sure to tell the daughter or son for that matter to call when they go someplace other then they started out for. When possible date with others and never go to the dates house with out a parent home. We've done this and so far so good.
  • When I read your question, I smiled and thought about Adam Sandler, who said: I became a father so late in life that by the time she is dating, I'll be so old I'll have to switch from a rifle to a lighter handgun.
  • I think your focus has to be on your girls . . . not their boyfriends because their boyfriends cannot harm your peace of mind unless your girls give them permission. I understand your concern, but if you believe you've raised your girls successfully, I think you'll have enough confidence in them and instilled enough self respect that they won't want to disappoint you?
  • Aside from a little insanity here I suppose there's nothign wrong with this idea. What do your daughters think? Are you talking about a casual date or someone who is apparently serious? If a casual date you probably scare off a lot of guys...but this can possibly be okay since they shouldn't take you too seriously. On the other hand, if you're doing this to someone who is serious, I would assume he is aware of your peculiarities and understand them. Do you write on Nosler, Hornady, Barnes or Speer?
  • Haha thats funny! As much as it ticked me off my dad didn't like my boyfriend and was so overprotective, I secretly loved having my boyfriends afraid of daddy! The big bonus is you don't have to worry about him sneaking in the bedroom window!
  • I love it. When my daughter is old enough for a "suitor" to pick her up, I'll get his name, license plate & have him totally checked out, BUT not before warning him that if he doesn't treat my daughter well, there will always be a chance of something ACCIDENTALLY happening to him
  • Hey I am a mother of 5. I say it is not wrong. And while you tell him that play a song by Rodney Adkins "Cleaning this Gun". I am sure he will get the point!!!
  • I think it's good that you're so protective of your daughters. Hopefully if your daughter meets a guy who proves to be nice, considerate, responsible, and treats her the way that you feel she deserves you'll eventually give him a break so that you don't wind up alienating both him and your daughter. On the other hand, if she does happen to wind up on a date with some latent jerk or creep, I'm sure your gesture will resonate with him so that he realizes trying to get a spot on "Girls Gone Wild" with her will seriously shorten his lifespan.
  • I think it's an awesome idea KaToNaStIck and I LOVE allikatzpop's answer too. The only other thing I would add to that is to make sure that the "Suitor" understands that your rifle IS equipped with a night scope. ;-) Great question Buddy !!!+
  • Hell, no. I'm going to do this with both my sons' girlfreinds. After all what's good for the gander is now good for the goose.
  • i think this is unfair not all 'boyfriends' deserve this kind or treatment and and you should trust your children to make the right choices in life (as long as you have guided them that way off course!) and if he forces her into anything then he will deserve it but i think every one deserves the benifit of the doubt tou need to let your kids learn from there own experiences and they WILL learn if you go against a kids parner you will go against your kids as well
  • Sounds rational to me;)
  • Nope, I think that is awesome! Wish I would have thought of that!!
  • wrong funny but wrong.
  • Dude, get him to write it on the BULLET.
  • I'm the youngest of 9. 8 of which are girls. My dad was a truck driver, so was not home that much. The poor boys didn't have to face DAD. They had to face something far, far worse. SIBLINGS! And umpteen cousins. If they could get through that gauntlet, they were stalwart souls, indeed.
  • It's hilarious,but wrong:)
  • creepy... haha. i understand the protective aspect, my dad was the same way. but that kind of thing can be very embarrassing for girls, and it can also be very irritating if it actually drives the boy away... but if you do say that, then make sure that it is clear that you are doing it in a joking way so that its not too awkward...
  • I've been there. *sympathetic chuckle*
  • Only if you don't decorate the rifle for the shotgun wedding by hot gluing tiny white bows with pearl centers and trimming the trigger with ribbons in the bride's color choice for the bridesmaid dresses. Oh, and have the ring bearer's pillow be adorned with a tiny little Smith & Wesson, not loaded, of course. In the famous words of Martha Stewart: "It's a good thing."
  • Gingerminx, you hit it right on. I couldn't have said it better myself. It's like when people say this, my boyfriend loves me, but he's been hanging around with another girl alot. It's not that i don't trust him...it's just that i don't trust her. Who cares about the girl...if he loves you, he wouldn't go for somebody else, would he? Basically, what i'm saying, is if you raise your child right and create good judgement for her, then you won't have a problem. You can't help what he's like, but you can help what she goes for, by teaching her, like i said before. Understand that, even if you scare him, he's still the same kid, you can't do anything. Maybe underneath all of this parenting skills that you have, you have some control issues of your own. I'm not trying to be offensive here, i just think there are some people who need some help when it comes to parenting. Your controlling ways, will rub off on her, and who knows what she'll take from it. Whatever you do, as a man, your daughter learns from, and will most likely end up with.
  • I think it depends how old they are, I mean, not if he's taking her to her 6th grade dance. But I think if he's older, it's an okay idea. I think it's funny, and with all hope so would your daughter's prospective date, while still realizing that you're not a man who tolerates messing with his daughter.
  • I forgot to say it is very interesting how you want the boy to know that basically you are ahead of him, and are in control. She loves you, so why would you have to prove that to anybody? Especially to young boys...Do you actually think she compares your love to the boys? Are you actually competing with them? Life is about lessons, and we have to learn them. And she will probably get hurt and you'll see her go through some painful heart breaks, but thats part of growing. And my dad, has made me into an excellent person, and i know alot more than the average person does. I've been hurt, but i've never been stupid or done anything stupid. They taught me well. I think my dad should call you, so he can teach you some lessons!
  • Yes. Violence, expressed in any manner, is wrong. Sorry, but that's what I think. To talk about it and joke about it is one thing, but to actually have someone to do that is wrong.
  • Peer pressure is intense, if the person does not know how to deal with it, and does not know it is coming. Lets be honest here, saying to the boy, "look you are with my daughter, who i love dearly, and if you're intensions are good, then i'm glad to have you in my house, and if they are not good, then perhaps you should look for a nice girl elsewhere. I don't want you in my house, if you are not going to respect my daughter." It's okay to be honest and say what you think. But to go off and be a controlling father who is competing with a younger boy...it's terribly redicilous. Lots of things can influence people at many ages, if you don't know, then you may do it. But if you know, then you have the knowledge to know it's wrong. Parental influence is a good thing, no doubt, when used correctly.
  • I actually have a story from my mother when she was a teenager (back in the '60s). Apparently when she was going out on her first date her stepfather answered the door to her "suitor" with a shotgun. Told the guy he was to have her home by 9, and that he would keep his hands to himself. Needless to say she was home by 7, and she didn't get a date until leaving high school. No wonder I was born so late =/.
  • Wow! I think that is a little bit overboard, not to mention embarrassing to your daughters. It is ok to get your message to them, but it would be better all around to do it in a less intimidating way. My dad always joked about getting a shotgun when I was dating, but I never realized people actually didit. He was always cordial to the boys I brought home, knowing that he raised me to make good decisions, and that I picked good guys. Now I am happily married, and my husband has a good rel;ationship with my parents.
  • I'm sorry. I didnt mean to be offensive. I was just surprised people did stuff like that. On one hand, it would be extremely intimidating, but on the other, it might createsome good laughs and memories later in life! :)
  • Disagree?? How can I..I am the mother of a girl (although still too young to date at age 3) but I told her father...the boys that come into her life have to get through him and then ME before they can take her our of my sight! I am going to print up the 10 and hand them out to every boy that comes along in the distant future...I can only imagine the reactions...some will run scared leaving my daughter standing there to yell at me...some will laugh and some will give that "Uhhhh ok" look and keep it in their minds as they leave with my daughter. Either way...the point will have been made...good job!!!
  • When my daughter was a teen, I would go right outside and take down the license plate number ..Tell a couple horror stories LOL I wish I would have thought of that! Great idea!!!
  • No it is not wrong, but I could be used against you in insanity hearing
  • thats pretty cool, but depending on the guy and the way you go about it they might take it as a threat.
  • Only if you want your daughters to hate you for the rest of their lives. I'd be pretty pissed at you, lol.
  • It's not really "wrong" so much as "f*cking retarded" -- if these gentleman callers are indeed "suitors", then implicit in that statement is that your daughters are old enough to marry; and therefore able to take care of themselves, assuming you did your job as parent properly. It's all well and good to be protective of your children, but NOTHING gives you a right to deprive another person of life, liberty, or property without due process; and you'd deserve any jail time the court would dish out for making such terroristic threats against these gentleman callers (which is exactly what your little "bullet" shtick amounts to). And my sense of humor is just fine, thanks very much -- it's just not sensing any in your direction...
  • Nope, nothing wrong with that. I am sure your daughter would give fair warning of this, so if they come to the house you'll know they really like them.
  • I think that kind of overprotective parenting will probably backfire and make your children resent you. But maybe I'm wrong :) And I do think it would be hard to have a daughter (I don't have one... yet) so I do feel for you... But I don't think that's the way to go about it.
  • No that's not wrong. What you do is you kill the first suitor and hope the word gets out.
  • hell yes i think its wrong.
  • LOL, i think that this one is funny...i am a young mother, and i have a 15month old daughter, and if she dated anyone like her father (not in the picture, have a restraining order against him) i would have that "suitor" do that. My dad is orginially from NC, soo he's an old hillbilly, soo yea..i would agree. but this day in age though it would get you introuble.
  • New meaning to "shot gun wedding."
  • I think this type of "Gun" mentality will result in having a daughter who will say what you what to her and go about her merry business doing whatever she wants. Or, she is scared to death to have her own voice, because someone else bigger & stronger (and carries a gun) is going to do all her thinking for her. My teenage daughter and I discuss everyhing,and sometimes we agree and sometimes not. Her dates are well aware that I will go to their homes, their parents, the school, their job, or anything else to ensure her safety. Kids have sex. So what. Educate your child with facts. If they need birth-control, GET IT for them. AIDS is the disease to worry about more than a pregnancy. Do you seriously believe bullet threats mean anything?
  • ok, cute, but still WRONG!
  • Damn right, keep up the good work, we need more parents like you.Dont show any signs of weakness.
  • Love it..go dad!!:)
  • That all depends. If the daughter in question is still a minor or is not capable of making her own choices due to some mental deficiency then sure do what you have to to protect her. On the other hand if she is at leas 18 and free of any mental defects as much as I know you hate to it's time to mind your own damned business when it comes to your daughters personal life. She's old enough to make her own choices as to who she wants to date and/or sleep with whether or not you like it or want to accept it. The more you try to push your opinions on her the more she is going to rebel.
  • Im nice to my son-in-law and I find that he does as I ask him to because he respects me (and scared of me, I was feild marshall so he has a right to be scared) I think if I forced him to do anything my daughter would be more likely to go behind my back and do something hurtful.
  • WELL I RECKON THIS'N HERE IS A PERT GOOD IDEER TO GIT FOLKS WHO GONNA DATE YER DOTTER TO RITE ON THAT THAR BRASS LINE BUT I WOOD WAIT TILL THEM GIRLS IS AT LEEST 30 YEARS OLD YA HEER.TAKE CARE NOW..
  • I would be mortified if one of my parents did that; it would be like they didn't trust me to make good decisions with men.
  • i'm both a Father of a girl and a former Marine....and, while i think your approach is humorous, my focus, as a Dad, is on keeping the communication lines open with my daughter... so, its not a disagreement you're encountering here, but I am suggesting that there may be other, far more effective ways to demonstrate the kind of person you are to your daughter and any potential suitor... you never know, you may really like one of those suitors and he may really like you despite all of the feather ruffling you seem to temporarily value.... ...chill out, be the great guy you are; don't scare anyone, its not necessary except in the mind of the desperately insecure...
  • i am the only girl in the family - 2 big bro's, my dad and my grandad were all very protective. Tho they way they went about it was to make it into a joke. THe first boy who ever called me, one of my bro's got on the phone and said what are your intentions with my sister. It is now the family joke that he will never live down. I think what i'm getting at is my family is very protective of me and they don't want to see me get hurt. But they also don't want to scare off someone who could potentially make me very happy. So they make things into a joke in a way so that the guys gets the point but isn't threatened.
  • Do whatever it takes, dad!! ;-)
  • That may be a little extreme, but I wouldn't hesitate to be cleaning my guns and have my targets from the practice range posted prominently near the front door.
  • My FIL has tolerated me for 20 years even though we come from very different outlooks. His daughter still digs me and we do very well. If a version of me tried dating MY daughter, I don't know how tolerant I would be. I respect my FIL for that.
  • thats according to how mad you want your daughters to be at you. scaring the guy and your daughter does not get respect. some day your daughters will get married and not want to be around an overbearing father. you want them around later show them now.
  • LOL!! That's awesome! Why didn't I think of that?
  • My husband really likes your idea lol
  • Well, if he did it, at least it would show *some* measure of guts.
  • haha im a teenage boy so ill gladly answer this =D id laugh my head off "probly die of laughter". Id grab ask for a sharpy and write it just for the humor of it!!! i love the fear of god crap i mean actually yea thats what i mean... its so funny when they try to scare you, point a gun, sharpen machetes, cleaning the gun... its so funny when dads try to be 'scary'... you can be an ex marine sniper with a record of killing random people... id just laugh... yet thats just me and my sense of humor ;-)
  • I suppose the question would be, how would you feel if someone did that to your child as a means to intimidate them? If you feel alright about that then follow the standard you set for others as a standard for your children. I personally would not appreciate someone trying to intimidate my child and I would confront them about it.
  • I think it's ingenious and Damn FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!! while getting your point across. Hopefully thay haven't put your name on a bullet either.
  • I like Rodney Atkins idea is good, too. Can't wait for another 15 years to try all this.
  • AHAAAAAAAA so that is why?? well if that is how you think while you only have four duaghters... then i have to overlook anything my dad does coz his hands are full of 6 daughters and we are all very good looking and our age ranges between 29 to 20 so i think you got the whole picture... but to be more honest although sometimes he has his moments he is actually a very great dad... and you know what i don't think your wrong at all fathers job is to protect their daughters.. so yes say it to your daughters suiter and give him that scary look but be sweet with your daughter and make sure that she knows that you trust her so she would think twice before doing anything... and good luck. ^_^
  • Pfft, sounds totally logical to me.
  • Admitedly my dad does the whole, sit quietly while watching hunting shows thing while giving the occasional glare, but you should probably be careful about that, if he were to report you for threatening him. otherwise its pretty funny.
  • My Dad was a cop and that is what he did. Took a cartridge out of his duty piece, asked the boys his name, wrote it on with a Sharpie, put it on the bookcase, and smiled "have a good evening"
  • As long as the parents of your daughters 'suitor' get one with your daughters name on it if they request it, I can't see how it'd be wrong. Would you let your daughters' suitors' parents keep a bullet with her name on it? Although, I can see how any person wouldn't like it, nonetheless. I certainly wouldn't. In my opinion, my parents have nothing to do with my love choices, or the fate of those love choices.
  • I think that's just psycho and abusive, and you can instill in your daughter's suitors the need to respect your girls in another way. You shouldn't have been having kids with such a violent mentality anyway. Be careful indeed. You need to be careful.
  • When I was a teen, if I had a date (and even now that I'm 22, if any guy comes over), my dad would get out his knife collection and talk about how he had been wanting to practice with them, but he didn't have anything to practice with. Then he would get quiet and stare at the guy with his evil eyes until we left. Gotta love him. lol
  • No Sir, I think it's a great idea. Making good on the implied threat is another matter, life shouldn't be taken lightly, and as I don't like to make empty threats.. I wouldn't personally do it. But people generally get the idea that it wouldn't be wise to cross me with regards to my family without the threat of a gun.
  • Your, "rules" for the most part are great... if you realize they will still do what they want, like it or not. As for the, "name on a rifle cartridge" I think it's a good idea for your local police to come out and make sure your weapons are legally registered. Otherwise, you may have a very sick mind... due to your own "randy" past. Bad conscience 'eh?
  • lol thats hilarious. if your serous about asking wait a month or two and bring it up jokingly. its harsh, but funny
  • It might work in the shallow end of the gene pool. I would recommend better arming your daughters.
  • go for it....and tell the girls they gotta watch... it takes 2 to tango and they aren't innocent....but that song "shes in love with the boy" sure is something to think about , like how it was with you and your spouse..so, I say no dating til 18...got other important responsibilities than a boy or a girl... 'daddy's girls' are no more 'innocent' than their suitors..:)
  • Just because your a parent cigbound doesn't mean ur a great one. Some parents have horrible parenting skills and completely fucked their kids up. If you bring your kids up to be who they are and guide them and love them, then they will turn out to be great people who can defend for themselves. I love that line..."It's not that i don't trust my daughter, i just don't trust the guy"...Its like saying, "Its not that i don't trust my boyfriend, i just don't trust the girl that he's hanging out." It takes two to tango right? Basically you don't trust your daughter at the end of the day.
  • That's a clever idea! Very imaginative and will scare the guy enough to think twice before he does anything against your daughter.
  • I think you are missing the point of all of this. If you have raised your children right. There'll be no "Dad? Can we talk" situation. Doing something like that gets word around town you're a nut and then a lot of other guys back off from your daughters and then they'll be lonely and alone. Then that "Dad can we talk" situation becomes more likely as they'll be so starved for attention they'll do ANYTHING for it.
  • ok i have to say i LOVE this question!! i know it was asked awhile ago but i have to answer, its kinda long sorry! my dad hated the guys i dated and would tell them that too. one ex liked to hunt and my uncle thought that was cool, they were going to go sometime. he abused me... my uncle was to "leave" him in the bush (they never went but the point got across). i met this guy at a wedding and we went for a walk. his friend found us walking around he said "dude her dad is pissed hes got guns and the cops are after you because your gona hurt his daughter id hide if i were you." it wasnt true but it worked he hid in a field for a hour! after all that he still called and dad thought about borrowing a gun on our first date as a "reminded". my dad loves him! he was the best man my parents wedding. we're still together and have a son but my uncles are willing to lend the gun if its ever needed. THANK GOD MY DAD WAS LIKE THAT!!!!!!! i was young and dumb and didnt trust my gut, but i had dad.
  • No, I think it's amusing :) My dad should do that to the boys I take home soon~

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