Gun safety,Toddler,Gun

Kids learn gun safety as toddlers

February 7, 2017
in Kids

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tragedy struck a Northside neighborhood in Jacksonville the first week of February when when an 8-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 5-year-old sister and injured his 4-year-old friend. The kids were playing with the gun when they were home alone. The owner of the gun has since been arrested, but the incident begs the questions: When should parents teach their kids about gun safety and how? Jacksonville Clay Target Sports, a local gun range in North Jacksonville, believes the sooner the better for kids. They teach about 50 children a day how to properly shoot and handle a gun. Most of their young clients are about five years old. Their method is just one of many philosophies on how to best prevent gun violence and stop the increase in accidental shootings among children in the U.S. Tony Knight agrees that knowledge is power, even when you're talking about guns, and even when your kids are just toddlers. He handed his son, Tony Knight Jr., his first gun when he was three years old and he still stands by his side at the shooting range today with his hand on his son's back for support. “No matter how old they are we want to make sure someone is there...

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