Wade practices his gun skills
Firearms are a great way to spend time with the family and you can start demystifying guns very early. Take the fear & curiosity out of the equation as early as possible. Regardless of your stance on private gun ownership, every child deserves the basic information to be a safe gun handler and responsible citizen. Denying them that information is probably the most irresponsible decision our educational institutions and government have made. Start them off in the practical gun arena with a 9mm pistol and a .223 rifle. Both have low recoil but are adequate for self-defense & hunting. If you start with the pistol - the trigger control will transfer over to the rifle easier. This is when you can really start teaching kids to use guns - unfortunately this is also about the same time they stop listening to their parents. Consider some formal instruction if you're not getting through… Two key things need to happen at this stage - they need to master trigger control, and they need to have some fun with it. This is the baseline for their future skill with firearms and more importantly, it will set the mentality they will carry about guns & gun ownership for the rest of their lives.