How to shoot a gun if you're a kid
GAT Guns in East Dundee started offering these classes about a year ago because parents wanted to bring their kids in to shoot, manager Randy Potter said.The handwringing doesn't come until the end of the article. I can hear the aneurisms popping in the offices of the Joyce Foundation from here. Various anti-gun groups have equated events like this, no matter how controlled or safe, to child abuse. My youngest just turned 7. When the weather clears a bit more, I'll be taking him out for his first active range time. He can't wait.
Another store — On Target Range and Tactical Training Center in Crystal Lake — offers a class to children ages 7 to 11 on firing .22-caliber rifles. At GAT, the children are trained on pistols.