I'm having a PROUDEST MOMMY moment right here. When we recently talked to him about Mom taking steps to legally obtain a firearm and concealed carry (and of course, all types of safety stuff), he was really interested. After I came back from the range the first time, I excitedly told him all about it, and he insists that we shoot cans in the backyard (we have a backstop) with his little plastic pellet guns together. We treat them like they are the real thing, and always practice safety at home. He wants to know everything he can learn.
Anyhow, today he went to the range with my (our) instructors. They are starting an NRA First Steps class next month, so he's the guinea pig, if you will. 1st kid they've ever taught, and he took to it like a duck to water! He qualified and got a certificate!And they had said that if he did that, they would instruct him on a .22lr pistol as well.
He couldn't get enough! Shot anything they'd let him get his hands on and went through quite a few different types of bulls-eye targets. Don't worry, no silhouettes. Anyhow, I think he's definitely another one in the family that's got the bug now! The only time he was visibly upset was when we had to stop and go home. He didn't have a fit or anything, but his little shoulders slumped and his face fell. As soon as we got in the car, he asked "Mom, when is the soonest we can go back again, and can I have a snubbie for Christmas?"
Um, we can go back in a few weeks and yes, when you're 21. LOL!
I just had to share. It's a great feeling to see him not only take an active interest, but to do well! I feel like my heart is swelling out of my chest!
This last one is just for laughs, it's our Family's Zombie Response Team!