There are a lot of people who wonder what the best age is to begin teaching their kids about guns. The answer to that question depends on the parent and the maturity of the child.
Every kid matures at a different rate and their age isn’t as important than how responsible they are. There are some adults who aren’t responsible enough yet.
One of the best ways to begin teaching your kids about guns is by using a bb gun or pellet gun. Don’t make the mistake of assuming these types of guns are not dangerous because they are. People have been killed by them just as they have regular firearms.
BB guns are a great way to get started teaching safe handling and proper shooting techniques. Once they have become proficient enough with a bb gun you might decide to step them up to a 22lr.
There are many 22 pistols and rifles on the market that are designed for younger shooters. Some of the rifles are made specifically to teach kids the fundamentals of shooting and most importantly, safety.
It is important to remember that the parent’s ability with firearms as well as their ability to teach will play into teaching their child. They must first be taught the basics. Treat all guns as if they are loaded. Keep your finger off the trigger. Keep it pointed in a safe direction and know your target and what’s behind it.
These points need to be drilled into them to the point it is second nature to them as well as any other shooter. Teaching them properly when they’re young will help them grow into more responsible adult firearm enthusiasts.