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Response to Arctic Dave (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:52 PM

3. So very sad. Another reason students should be taught safety rules for as many dangerous

 

practices as possible.

I fear that video games contribute to people particularly young people ignoring the danger of firearms.

My grandson who is an ardent game player and loves those that involve shooting learned a lesson at the skeet range.

I gave him a new Remington 1100, youth model shotgun and after covering safety rules proceeded to station 7.

After explaining the rudiments of lead I reminded him of the importance of keeping his head placed firmly on the stock.

After three times with obvious zero understanding I allowed him to shoot.

He mounted the gun to his shoulder, head at least an inch above the stock, called "pull", I released the target, he pointed the gun in the general direction of the target, pulled the trigger, at which time the stock proceeded to teach him a lesson.

He turned to grandpa and said, "Shotguns kick harder than video games."

To put things in context, he attends classes for students 3-5 years older than he and on the last SAT test he scored 100%.

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