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Man teaches gun class tailored to children as young as six!
#11
(05-21-2019, 01:00 PM)Angry Red Man Wrote: That's about the time everyone in my family starts learning gun safety beyond "Tell an adult if you see one."

True here too but this generation has been raised differently. I think it's an excellent thing@ Cheer
Quote:During training, kids work their way up from a Nerf gun to a .22 or nine-millimeter.

His students said they understand guns are not toys.

"If you see a gun tell your parents," 9-year-old Aiden said. "Never point a gun at people."

Some question if the classes would help solve gun issues or create more.
It would solve gun issues. Us older folks were raised in 'gun culture'. I didn't shoot but I grew up understanding the value of fire arms and learned to respect the power behind them. One of the reasons these kids pick up guns to shoot their classmates is because they have no real life experience with them and see them as almost fantasy like.
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#12
@FlyoverCountry Went to summer camp back then. During free time you could get a .22 and go shooting unsupervised. That was one of my favorite activities. I would get a box of .22 shorts and a rifle and would go target practice. Can you even imagine your kid being able to do this at summer camp today?
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#13
My dad had me on my belly shooting a 22 at the gun range, way before 6,
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Left will be running around with hair on fire over this in 3...2...1...
"I will not go quietly into the night"
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#15
My dad taught my brother and I when we were about 6 and 4

The first one knocked me on my ass

Chuckle
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(05-21-2019, 08:40 PM)WNC Wrote: @FlyoverCountry  Went to summer camp back then. During free time you could get a .22 and go shooting unsupervised. That was one of my favorite activities. I would get a box of .22 shorts and a rifle and would go target practice. Can you even imagine your kid being able to do this at summer camp today?

Every kid that went to summer camp could shoot Archery and .22 rifles. Same with scout camp.

The fact is that these kids ...are too pussified today.

The best thing they can learn is to think for themselves and think before they act.

"protecting" them from consequences is foolish.

Nobody got killed when I was a lad shooting under adult supervision and safety protocols.

I started with a Red Ryder BB gun, then .177 cal pellet gun, then .22, then .410 and .20 gauge shotguns, then a blk.powder rifle, then a marlin 30-30 lever gun for my first deer, I went from there.

I always shot inanimate objects unless I was hunting. It was a friendly competition to see who was "Dead Eye Dick" Chuckle

Think for yourself
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had to make sure
i liked every post so far in this thread

now i'm on a list somewhere

Lmao
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#18
We were taught how to shoot a gun in church summer camp, in Houston, not a tiny town, at a River Oaks Church, not a boonies church. I'm sure they aren't doing that anymore. Good prep for skeet-shooting with your dad, then zeroing in on a toothbrush stuck in the sand 200 yards away with your biker cousin. Glad I know how to shoot.
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#19
My daughter's junior high school had an air gun class/team in the basement of the school. I thought that was pretty cool, they learn safety and techniques as either an actual class or as an after school activity.
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(05-21-2019, 01:00 PM)Angry Red Man Wrote: That's about the time everyone in my family starts learning gun safety beyond "Tell an adult if you see one."

And by the time I was eight years old I was ready to get my own rifle. Girls and boys alike, you were taught to respect, care for, and shoot a gun.

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