I've been reading a lot of the Armed Citizen reports on the NRA website and one thing strikes me, though I knew it beforehand...not many newer reports of women successfully defending themselves today vs. the reports from the 60s, 70s and even a few in the 80s that I've read in my uncles old AR. Women need to learn to defend themselves with a firearm. Pepper spray, tazers and other non lethal forms of self defense are great, I'm not against them in any way, but when you're asleep can you really expect to grab a bottle of mace and spray it in the right direction in the dark?
I propose we make a new holiday and see if we can't make it catch on: Teach Your Daughter To Shoot Day. It would be a great bonding exercise and a kind of health insurance. Not being sexist, but women are the weaker of the two sexes and teaching our daughters to properly handle and use firearms would be great way to even the odds for them. What do you think?
I've already taught my oldest daughter to shoot. When she was about 3 and a half she was able to understand what I said and repeat back to me what I wanted in her own words, so I put a CO2 BB gun into her hands and taught her all about it, resulting in a 2 hour target practice with her where she actually began to get on the paper. Recently, I put my P22 into her hands and UNDER MY DIRECT SUPERVISION taught her how to use it. (Caps lock for the trolls, wink wink) She was on the paper at 7 yards. Since she's female and I am not, we have very little in common interests. It's a great way for us to bond, even if she's just watching me pound holes into an old microwave and helping me pull slugs out of it to examine.
What do you guys think?