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A common question that within the shooting sports community is “at what age did you start shooting?”. Regardless of the age of the child. It is imperative that adult shooters seek ways to usher in the next generation of shooters in a safe and fun way.

TEACHING KIDS THE BASICS OF GUN SAFETY

A common question that within the shooting sports community is “at what age did you start shooting?”. Regardless of the age of the child. It is imperative that adult shooters seek ways to usher in the next generation of shooters in a safe and fun way.

STOP

Don’t go near the gun, don’t try to interact in any way with it, and don’t bring more friends over to look at it.

DON’T TOUCH

A gun that is not touched is pretty unlikely to shoot anyone. So hammer home the message that touching a gun is out of the question. Kids are inquisitive, so this is something that will have to go over and over again.

LEAVE THE AREA

A child should understand that they may understand leaving a found gun alone is the right choice. Other kids in the area may not have had the same level of guidance. Leaving the area minimizes the chances of injury or death. If another child picks up the gun and fires off a live round.

TELL AN ADULT

Kids should, at all times, have a trusted adult figure that they can turn to in the event of an emergency. Often times, this is the parent or legal guardian, but it may be a teacher, neighbor, relative, or law enforcement officer. The important factor is for the child to find a responsible adult quickly to minimize the potential for injury if the gun is mishandled. Locking them up at all times, keeping them unloaded until it is time to shoot, and keeping ammunition locked up in a separate container or safe.

Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.  Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to fire.

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