Posted: Jun 06, 2012 6:26 PM PDT
Updated: Jun 06, 2012 8:36 PM PDT
KYTX - East Texas News
EAST TEXAS (KYTX) -- A Texas gun range that plans to host birthday parties for children as young as 8 is getting national attention. It's also causing a major outcry from some upset parents.
"I've shot firearms since I was probably four."
And they're starting their children young too. The Moores just celebrated their 8 year old's birthday here at Lone Star Gun Range with six of their son's budding marksmen buddies.
"It's another tool they have to make them strive in whatever they want to do."
Sandy Billingsley has owned this gun range for more than five years. She says she hosts birthdays for young shooters regularly.
"They're not allowed to just run around like it's a party," she said.
Some Central Texans say they just can't understand why parents would want their young children to handle live firearms.
My comments: 1) I think these are responsible parents who understand, as mine did, that teaching safety and use, at the youngest age leads to responsibility and thinking later in life, 2) Come On, this is in TEXAS. I thought every Red Bloded Texan (mind a few from Austin where I know some Progressivly Bent Wack Jobs - business relationships, not friends) were 1 million % of individual freedom and self reliance (meaning teaching the young'ins early on firearms).
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