OK... My dads extremly into hunting. Hes an active member of a sportsmen club. He love to go cowboy shooting. Hes taken me shooting before and I had a total blast. Well at a raffle he bid on a new childrens shot gun. He won... He wants to teach my son how to shoot when hes 6 or so. Hes 4 now, going on 5. Im really hesitent to allow this just considering the way this country has been going with shootings in schools. Its terrifying. And its not even Braiden I would be worried about. What if he has a bad friend later in life? Am I over reacting? My father would teach him all the saftey in the world and it would obviously be locked up with his guns. But Im still nervous about it. I shot it last time we went to the country, and its barely got a kick to it. But should he know how to shoot? and when is the best and most appropriate age for him to learn? Im so torn...Answer Question
Guns like anything is age appropriate. He should learn about them the dangers and how to use them. Since Grandpa is a hunter. Plus it's a wonderful bonding experience for both. We use the NRA's Eddie Eagle program here.Most childhood gun accidents are caused by ignorance. The child has no clue that there is a gun in the house and finds it knowing nothing about the dangers. It's no different then having household poisons. You teach your children to stay away from them and respect them. Same with guns.
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I won't allow my children to have toy guns, let alone a real one. It would never happen while I'm still breathing!
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