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Importance of teaching kids

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Cogs, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I learned from my dad. My kids learned from me. Their kids will learn the same way. We all have great respect for the firearm and the ones who taught us.

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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2015
  2. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    +1 on that, my youngsters always hop in the truck with me when I go out target shooting. I definitely agree that people are curious or scared about what they don't know, so that wasn't an option in my house ;)
    I teach my kids that firearms are a tool and need to be treated as such, so they know there purpose and treat them with respect
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  3. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    There are very few people that I blindly truly trust with a loaded weapon around me, and all of kids are numbered among them.
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  4. decklin

    decklin WA Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing a video produced by the NRA that touched on this topic. While I don't believe the NRA is doing what they should be I did agree with the message in this particular video.
    It had to do with a guy from michigan talking about how dozens of children drown in lakes in michigan every year so the state and schools mandated swim lessons.
    But one kid shot himself so the same people called for an all out gun ban.
    Maybe someone else here has a link to the video?
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  5. Justaguy

    Justaguy PNW Member

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    training is the only way to ensure safety
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  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just today I helped my 5 year old grandson shoot a 22 rifle for the first time. We did it just like my dad taught me. His maternal grandmother would have fits, but he's going to be a safe handling, crack shot before too long. He's proved it with our Red Riders and soon he's going to be the first hunter that I mentor. Teach 'em young.Teach 'em well.
  7. Ant

    Ant Eugene, Oregon Member

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    My daughter's only gonna be 4 but I've been teaching her about the dangers and respect for our hobby - as much as her attention span will allow, anyways, heh heh. I can't wait till she's a little older so I can actually take her out to shoot my little .22 Beretta 70S. "Justaguy" is absolutely right when he said training is the only way to ensure safety.
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  8. Rem700..300

    Rem700..300 Albany Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Fully agree that kids should have firearm training. Too many dont know the diference between video games and real life. My 17 year old is about as safe as you can get and so are his shooting buddies. And they are willing to help pick up other peoples messes at the shooting spots. It should be part of the school curriculum in my mind even if they only teach them which end is the business end. But I doubt that would get alproved in today's society.
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