I have voiced an interest in teaching my girlfriend's son how to shoot a gun. This subject has been met with a very cold welcome up to this point, not because of anything that has happened in her past, but the fact that she does not understand what enjoyment that shooting can bring to a young man. We have been discussing this both rationally and realistically and have come to the conclusion that the young man is capable of learning how to properly handle a firearm. I told her that we will start him off with an air rifle. Teach him the proper handling of the weapon and get him aclaimated to this before he gets to graduate to a .22. He will have to prove to me that he can operate the air rifle safely before we move on to the firearm stage of learning. So far, she is very receptive to the idea of her son handling a gun and wants me to teach him right. I am more than thrilled at the oportunity to instruct him on how to safely handle a gun. I think the reason that she finally broke down was that I wanted to bring some of my guns into her home. All of my firearms are stored at my father's house after my recent divorce and I am starting to miss them terribly. I feel rather naked without my guns, especially when I am on the road while working. I think that this is going to work into my favor and it will make sure that the next generation will have a good understanding and respect for firearms. The child want to learn how to hunt and has a real passion for it. I think it is time to test the waters with this one. I will keep you posted.
Go ahead punk, Make My Day!
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