Skip to comments.What Would You Do?: Too Young to Shoot (man buys his son a gun!!)
Posted on 07/20/2015 7:17:30 PM PDT by dead
Pretty out of character for the "scary gun" drumbeat from the mainstream media. They come across reasonable people speaking the truth about guns and children and accidental shootings and they let them say their piece without mocking or contradicting them.
Worth a watch.
What Would You Do?: Too Young to Shoot
My dad taught me to shoot before he taught me to ride a bike.
My dad gave me a Chipmunk single shot .22 rifle when I was six. I could out shoot my older brothers when I was seven with that rifle.
It's my favorite.
And it's never shot a human being.
I kept it in MY closet.
Kids are people too...
I got my first rifle, a Remington model 514 single shot .22.
Daddy had trained each of us to be really careful with guns. He trained and knew us well enough that we were 9 before owning a gun. Before then we would go along with him and our older brothers and sometimes get to shoot but always carefully supervised.
After age 9 we could go out on out own. Although the Remington model 514 is well regarded, mine was a bit of a lemon. It quit extracting .22LR but still would pull shorts out of the chamber. With .22LR I had to use a knife to pull the empties out.
It was also not particularly accurate.
Now my Brother had a real gem. It was a Remington model 513 targetmaster and it was just that. About as accurate as the made them and it also functioned perfectly. Those dual extractors pulled the empties out every time.
I have watched Daddy many times drive nails up into trees using that Remington model 513. That with open sights.
I don’t recall my first gun but I got my twin 7 year olds a Marlin 22 cal earlier this summer and have been working with them. They are careful and incredibly accurate. Impressive.
That was my first rifle too.
Best line: “Is that your wife?”
Brad Pitt: I’ve been a gun owner since ‘I was in kindergarten’
I was shooting Match grade 22s with the San Francisco PAL when I was 9 years old. You heard that right. The San Francisco PAL. At the same indoor range the Army Officers qualified on in the Presidio. There was a time when that was possible. Ha ha. Long time gone now, but that supervised training (my dad helped the Range officers) was a real lesson in firearm safety and responsibility. Life lessons I will never forget. And I had a lot of fun, too! Circa 1976/77, if I remember correctly.
PAL - Police Activities League.
I had a bunch of friends that were kids of Military that lived in the Presidio.
The higher ranking military had some of those big houses that you see off of Park Presidio, approaching the GG Bridge.
SF really started going downhill when the military families left once it closed down around the time Clinton was elected.
I was a late Bloomer. Didn’t get my Bolt Action .22 and .410 Shotgun until I was Eight.
I can’t begin to hide my shame.
If you can reach the trigger and point the firearm in the correct direction, you are not to young or small.
My Dad got me a Daisy BB gun before I started kindergarten. I was too small to hold and aim it so he put a sawhorse up for me to rest the barrel on and taught me how to sight and shoot. Git me a Marlin .22 when I was 7.
of course, my father had already taken my shooting prior to that, but in honor of that, for Christmas that year he gave me the Remington 510 Targetmaster his father gave him.
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