For All You Doubters! Here are the Reasons You Need for Allowing Your Kids to Fire

Many enjoy their time at a shooting range in Salt Lake City. Target shooting is a great way to learn more about the right ways to handle a gun. It’s also an interesting hobby that develops discipline and focus. Now the question is, should you let your children shoot and enjoy the gun range as you do?

Photo Credit: Eyeliam

Photo Credit: Eyeliam

People who aren’t accustomed with guns are often afraid of them, but the more people become familiar with them, the more at peace they will become. Thus, exposing kids to gun safety and teaching them gun shooting is never an evil act. For all you doubters out there, these reasons might convince you that you need to teach kids significant things they ought to know while they’re young.

Kids who are trained to fire guns with an accountable adult are far less likely to commit crimes with guns, compared to other children.

According to U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, NCJ-143454, “Urban Delinquency and Substance Abuse,” August 1995, “boys who own legal firearms have much lower rates of delinquency and drug use and are even slightly less delinquent than non-owners of guns.”

Shooting Instills Self-Confidence

Though one does not have to be strong to be able to pull a trigger, it takes a will to do so. A lot of people do not have an idea that they can touch a rifle and that they can do something to protect themselves and families when the situation calls for it. The real hurdle that people need to overcome is nervousness and when your kid achieves this, it can create a map of your child’s self-confidence also.

Shooting Imparts Camaraderie

When was your last bonding with your kids? As you teach your kid’s breathing, position, and trigger pull, camaraderie between the two of you is developed.

Very Important Note:

The right age to teach a child to shoot depends upon individual child’s maturity. You may need to use your own judgment. In most states, the ideal age of holding a gun is when a person reaches 18.


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