I am about fed up with gun shops in WA state. My eight year old son has got a handle on how to handle a firearm and is very proficient with a rifle. After hours of training and dry firing with my 1911 and a Ruger Blackhawk and gaining marksmanship proficiency we decided to start preparing for action shooting. The next step is to get a gun that fits him. Well to my surprise when I took him to a local gun retailer to find a gun that fits his little man paws the guy at the counter said he could under no circumstances touch the gun. Really? I thought it was limited to that retailer, but found it again and again at other retailers. I saw the marksman range was free range time to kids under 14 with a parent and thought what a great opportunity. He could get the chance to not only handle the gun, but once we found one that fit he could shoot it. The clerk there told me he was too young. Found a S&W 625 at another shop that I was ready to drop down the cash to buy if he could handle it first. Same story no one under 18 could handle their guns. Background on this eight year old kid that is too young. He can shoot better than most of the knucklehead adults I see at the range, knows and practices gun safety and can recite the 10 commandments of gun safety, understands the cycles of function, knows and practices the fundamentals of marksmanship and on a good day can put me to shame with his red rider. He is the quintessential future of our hobby and who we want representing us as a responsible gun owner. So go ahead and sell the Tranny that is obviously on some sort of medication or other drugs that automatic Mossberg,(yes that really happened. It was the clerk that gave the Man in a women's blouse and pair of pumps that said my boy couldn't touch the gun I was prepared to drop down $900 cash for) I will take my business elsewhere. Thank god I will be in Texas soon.