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Old 12-12-2012, 11:10 AM   #16
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10 or 12 seems like a better age than 8, but I don't see it as a huge problem or a big deal. I can't imagine it happening in my circle of friends, but for people who enjoy shooting and hunting and for social circles that are comfortable with guns, I imagine it could be a fun activity.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:16 AM   #17
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I have no problem with it but I am not sure I would drop my child off and not stay at that age.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #18
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We do not hunt or own weapons but it is pretty common in Texas. I would not host such a party but I would allow my children to attend one. In fact, my boys have done this activity with their scout troops. Most of these parties involve bb guns, not rifles, if that makes any difference. And they spend way more time discussing gun safety than shooting.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:22 AM   #19
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I have no problem with it but I am not sure I would drop my child off and not stay at that age.
I don't think its a drop your kid off and leave thing. A different article I read said the parents need to be with the kids and the parent supervises the kid shooting.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:26 AM   #20
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At least with this they aren't shooting at people like in laser tag or paintball.
i'm not so sure about that... Reading some of the comments here, I think some folks think that they will have a short safety course and then be let to run around wild with guns

Is that what some folks think? It is inappropriate for 8 years old? Do you not think that there probably is one child at a time handling the gun with an instructor right next to them to help them? What is the thought? They have a 15 minute discussion in a room and then hand all the kids an AR15 and say "Go have fun"?

8 years old sounds about the perfect time to start teaching about gun safety. At 8 years old, they are mature enough to understand what they are being told and to learn.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:31 AM   #21
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I think my kids wouldn't be attending, nor would they be socializing with any kid whose family vaguely thought this was appropriate.
Exactly! While I don't care if people take their own children shooting and give them lessons, it's NOT a party and children shouldn't be taught that weapons are a party theme at 8 years old. It's a private family event for children.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:39 AM   #22
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I was shooting a gun by 6, with a lot of help and supervision. I was handling a gun on my own by 10, still under supervision. (I never hunted, nor did my Dad. It was all just target practice and skeet shooting.) I wouldn't have a problem with my daughter attending this kind of party at age 8. Shooting targets is a lot of fun; I enjoyed it a lot when I was little. They specifically talked about teaching safety, always critical, so I see no issue with it.

That being said, I really think it has a lot to do with how you were raised and your own comfort level with guns. If you as a parent aren't comfortable or familiar with guns, I think it's going to have a lot of impact on how you feel about your child handling them. I would be perfectly comfortable and confident assisting my DD at this type if party (as I wouldn't leave her alone), but I can see that many would not. There's really no one right answer on this; it completely depends on the parents.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:39 AM   #23
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I don't see a problem with it but I really think it's a personal decision. And I really believe that decision will be based on where you live and what you are used to. I would permit my DD to attend one with one of us in attendance.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #24
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Exactly! While I don't care if people take their own children shooting and give them lessons, it's NOT a party and children shouldn't be taught that weapons are a party theme at 8 years old. It's a private family event for children.
So what happens if kids are taught that?
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:50 AM   #25
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Exactly! While I don't care if people take their own children shooting and give them lessons, it's NOT a party and children shouldn't be taught that weapons are a party theme at 8 years old. It's a private family event for children.
Do you mind if I ask why you are not a fan? I know some people don't like the idea of shooting and killing animals but I know plenty of people mostly women who just like shooting at a paper target and consider it a hobby. I hear it can be therapeutic.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:51 AM   #26
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I think my kids wouldn't be attending, nor would they be socializing with any kid whose family vaguely thought this was appropriate.
Is your first name Clay?

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:59 AM   #27
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Do you mind if I ask why you are not a fan? I know some people don't like the idea of shooting and killing animals but I know plenty of people mostly women who just like shooting at a paper target and consider it a hobby. I hear it can be therapeutic.
It so is!!

I was proud of being such a great shot. I used to frequently out score my guy friends when we went skeet shooting. Since moving away from my redneck home to a big city, I don't have a gun and don't target practice anymore. I quite miss it and when my girls get older, I will probably take it up again and teach them.

It's a skill that teaches a lot, and it's also quite empowering.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:18 PM   #28
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I don't see anything wrong with it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:03 PM   #29
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OT: Is there a legal age in some states you have to be in order to carry and use firearms while hunting?
I'm sure there's some minimum age for hunting here, but I'm not sure what it is. I do know that to hunt unsupervised a child has to have passed the hunter safety course AND reach a minimum age (12 IIRC). From 15-16 they can hunt one year on an "apprentice" license, and then after that they cannot hunt supervised or otherwise w/o the safety class certification unless born before January 1st, 1967.
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Well, that would certainly explain the objection
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