dale blanker wrote:Why would any child need any more exposure to firearms except to see what to absolutely stay away from? I can certainly see some responsible teenagers learning how to handle a small caliber rifle for hunting. Then when old enough to qualify for a LTC I can see proceeding with training and qualifying.
But at 9 years old - really - we are talking about Texas and not the Congo, right???
People train with guns for many legitimate reasons. Some train for combat and self defense, others for hunting. A lot of people train for target proficiency which can be a lot of fun. Children learning to do things with a parent is a good thing, especially firearms. Its a great opportunity to learn safety, respect for firearms and a life skill. Children who bond with their parents doing things things they both love are going to be better off than parents. Who just do their own thing.