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Man teaches gun class tailored to children as young as six!
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(05-21-2019, 10:57 PM)Red Dawn Wrote:
(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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(05-21-2019, 10:57 PM)Red Dawn Wrote:
(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.

You can take the girl out of the country, but you can never take the country out of the girl.

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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."

I was about 8 or 9 when I went rabbit hunting for the first time. If you are going to have guns in the house with kids in the house, they need to know what to and not to do. Tired of hearing about grade school or younger kids getting g ahold of a gun to play with and bad things happening.
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#24
When I was 6, I had my own BB gun. And I had spent considerable time learning to shoot a .22 rifle. Under supervision.

Children need to be exposed to guns and learn safety procedures. There would be a lot less accidents if this was done.

As usual the libtards want to ban guns. Rather than just educate the children.

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#25
If you have a tool, you should know proper safety and how to handle it proficiently.

6 is a good age, with the correct scale weapon. Shooting is a great life skill.
Even after training, if they find a weapon it's don't touch, come get me...Don't you think?
They handle only what they are cleared to, and only in a correct setting.
Emergency settings contain different rules and lessons.
Teach the difference.
Teach situational awareness.
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#26
Good age for certain children to start leaning how to handle weapons. Not so great for others. Some kids don't belong in that class.
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(05-22-2019, 01:37 AM)PickleSnout Wrote: If you have a tool, you should know proper safety and how to handle it proficiently.

6 is a good age, with the correct scale weapon. Shooting is a great life skill.
Even after training, if they find a weapon it's don't touch, come get me...Don't you think?
They handle only what they are cleared to, and only in a correct setting.
Emergency settings contain different rules and lessons.
Teach the difference.
Teach situational awareness.

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#28
I have been reading these posts and a LOT of memories came flooding back!  Like shooting the 22 at summer camp, haven’t thought about that in years!
And I just remembered that I was 8y/o when I took and passed my states hunters safety course with a 98% which included live fire of a 12ga at skeet!(I hit all three!)


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(05-22-2019, 06:26 AM)Papa Clutch Wrote: I have been reading these posts and a LOT of memories came flooding back!  Like shooting the 22 at summer camp, haven’t thought about that in years!
And I just remembered that I was 8y/o when I took and passed my states hunters safety course with a 98% which included live fire of a 12ga at skeet!(I hit all three!)

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Same here! I grew up quail hunting, so shooting trap was a breeze. Chuckle Skeet, not so much.

My primary goal with both kids was to make sure they were safe around firearms. My son took to shooting straight away. Plus he has a mechanical mind. He used the book to take a Browning lever .22 down to pins 'n' springs. But put it all back from memory at maybe(?) 12yo. Later on, he shot the class high score at VBSS school and took over training the armed watchstanders on his ship.

My daughter was around 6yo when she got introduced to actual shooting. But by then, she knew how to check any typical firearm (safely) to see if it was loaded. My son was 13 at the time and it did my heart good to hear him coach her on the basic rules. "Keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to shoot, 'cause the real safety is the one between your ears!"

I make it a point during my Florida trips to check the guns she keeps handy in the house. Glad to see the Ruger was stoked with CCI Stingers. And when I looked at her 20ga, I noticed she had painted the bead sight. I asked her about that and all she said was, "Turn out the lights." Heifer had phosphoresent paint! Not to mention it was loaded with slugs.
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(05-21-2019, 10:06 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(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

Yeah forgot about archery, we did that too.
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