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Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31612 posts
4th Jan '13

Yes my son will go through safety courses throughout his entire life. In fact, I think that should be a requirement to even own a gun.

2Air Force Brats 2 kids; Portales, NM, United States 1344 posts
4th Jan '13

Just to throw this out there. our son has been around...see and heard guns all his short life.

2Air Force Brats 2 kids; Portales, NM, United States 1344 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Emily :):</b>" Oh wow. Im pleasently surprised. I wasn't sure on an age. I was thinking 14 or 15. but I wasn't sure ... [snip!] ... not so crazy after all. What do you do with a child that young? Just show them and talk about saftey or do the actually shoot?"</blockquote>




Talk about saftey their WHOLE LIFE and let them shoot when thwy are ready. strong firm talking to if they do aomething silly... even if its " just" a bb gun.

Callie L. Due May 18 (girl); 49 kids; Ohio 334 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Just Emily :):" Oh wow. Im pleasently surprised. I wasn't sure on an age. I was thinking 14 or 15. but I wasn't sure ... [snip!] ... not so crazy after all. What do you do with a child that young? Just show them and talk about saftey or do the actually shoot?"


I would definitly not shoot yet. I would recommend constantly instilling that respect for fire arms into them, until it is time to shoot. I just think sometimes that young they just can't fully wrap their heads around how insanely important it is to respect them and treat them like the deadly weapons they can be.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Emily :):</b>" Oh wow. Im pleasently surprised. I wasn't sure on an age. I was thinking 14 or 15. but I wasn't sure ... [snip!] ... not so crazy after all. What do you do with a child that young? Just show them and talk about saftey or do the actually shoot?"</blockquote>




At four, we went over the parts of a gun, watched videos on what kind of damage they do, general safety. After that, she helped us take apart and clean all of our weapons. She started at the range on her fifth birthday and is now a regular gun nut like us. She gets her allowance in ammo and when she saves up a certain amount, we take her to the range. No, we don't give her the ammo until we get to the range. We keep an nra sticker chart.

♥ in 32 kids; Matosinhos, Portugal 1495 posts
4th Jan '13

wtf o.o....

Blaine Edwards 1 child; Georgia 13858 posts
4th Jan '13

yes, dd will be around guns and taught gun safety and responsibility.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
4th Jan '13

Yep. As soon as she is old enough to understand, we'll begin gun education and safety. When she's old enough to hold a gun responsibly and understand it, (bb probably), we'll teach her how to use it. Mostly likely around 5/6 or so

EnnaBennaBanana Due February 2; 2 kids; Maryland 6195 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Just Emily :):" If you're are pro guns would you teach your kids how to shoot and if so at what age? Not trying to ... [snip!] ... off with a BB gun when hes younger. and when we feel hes responsible enough we will begin teaching him how to shoot real guns."


Yes , one day in the future we will teach him. I used to go shooting with my dad at the range alot as a kid. :) I think it's very important to learn gun safety and all that so we will be teaching him how to shoot aswell as gun safety.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Emily :):</b>" If you're are pro guns would you teach your kids how to shoot and if so at what age? Not trying to ... [snip!] ... off with a BB gun when hes younger. and when we feel hes responsible enough we will begin teaching him how to shoot real guns."</blockquote>




The term "pro gun" seems odd to me, but I getbwhatbyounare saying.
I platoon learning to shoot this year.
Perhaps when our LO we will teach her. Not sure though. Maybe earlier or later depending on her interest.

Lois. 1 child; Pennsylvania 2653 posts
4th Jan '13

If you're are pro guns would you teach your kids how to shoot? Yep.



and if so at what age? I'd say like 8 or so. If she shows interest in it. I wouldn't force anything on her.