When and How to Discuss With Children
I was introduced to guns at such a young age I can't remember. Hunting and shooting were almost a way of life when I was a kid. My dad and grandpa taught me the ropes and I got my first .22 at 7 years old. I have a one year old daughter and while it may seem like I'm considering this a little early, she's growing so fast I can't believe she's already one and ready to start walking and talking. My shotgun and carry pistol are always loaded in the house (she cannot currently access them), but someday she will know where they are and what they are. My current plan is to introduce her the exact same whay I was introduced. Take her shooting. My big concern is that today's society has changed so much and I'm worried what her teachers, friends, friends parents might say or do. If she goes shooting with me or I start teaching her gun safety practices and she goes to school and says "my dad took me shooting" or "my dad taught me how to shoot guns this weekend" should I be worried that schools will turn this in to a big deal? Should I be worried OCS is gonna come knocking on my door?
A seperate question altogether....... should she know that I carry concealed every day?
Ultimately I will do what I feel is best, but I would like some insight and ideas of what you folks did with your kids.