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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Taking the First Steps in a Lifetime of Firearms Safety

Navy Times has a great article about a Marine Master Gunnery Sgt., Kevin Myer, who is stationed in Virginia, and how he and his wife introduced their sons to the shooting sports. The Myer family shoots at the Izaak Walton League range in Stafford, Va., not far from Quantico’s Marine Base.

Retired Marine Col. Byron “Chub” Madden, who has taught hunter education on and
around Quantico since 1987 and figures about 2,150 students have taken his courses over the years, estimates the average age that kids start shooting under adult supervision is about 10.

“A few 7- to 9-year olds can handle it, but age 10 is definitely better,” he says.
It is a very positive article.

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