my 12yo step-son is fascinated with guns but has been raised "gun-free" so his fascination is rooted in nerf guns and call of duty. . . needless to say he exhibits all the wrong habits. seems alot easier when kids are raised from birth around guns but cant do anything about that now. I have tried to be open in answering his questions to get rid of the taboo factor he has come pre-packaged with, but encouraging him to think and act like they are weapons not toys has been more difficult. I showed him pictures of GSWs, explained how/why Allied soldiers were trained to deal with the psychological effects of facing the MG42, how machine guns have probably killed as many or more civilians than soldiers, etc. Have stopped short of showing him Platoon, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Thin Blue Line etc. Fortunately his mother and i are allied on this, she wants him to be trained with guns, but right now we are both afraid to let him have one in his hands. . . absolutely no appreciation for muzzle control with nerf guns, for himself or others. things that make this more difficult: *i am self-educated about firearms as an adult (no model from my own youth) *hes 12 and in puberty so his hormones make his act like hes on drugs. *im his step-dad. *im not his dad. any tips greatly appreciated.