[br] TEACHING KIDS TO SHOOT:
Teaching adults is great, but nothing equals watching a grade school kid or teenager take to it and their face light up when they hit the target.
Teaching kids to shoot is an experience all it’s own.
As parents we’ve been involved with gun safety for children longer than most other people. As gun owners and instructors safety is our foremost concern. We think that safety should be your primary concern too especially if you’re the parent, grandparent, or relative of a young child.
We start every class we teach with a focused review of gun safety rules. We’re serious about what we do, and what we do is help people learn to protect themselves and their families, which brings us back to safety.
If you have guns in the house, kids need to learn to respect them. They need to understand that these real weapons are not toys. Kids are naturally curious, and the best way to tame that curiosity is to allow them to learn to shoot a real weapon when they are old enough. Kids who are allowed to shoot guns know they have to respect what the weapons can do, and they know they have to follow the rules if they are trained properly.
Children who are taught to fire guns with a responsible adult are far less likely to commit crimes with guns, compared to other children.
Teaching kids to shoot does not mean teaching them bad habits. Correct, safe gun handling is essential, and we all know failure to do this can be fatal, so it’s non-negotiable.