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Sheriff's Dept. Offers Free Firearms Training For Children

By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
January 11, 2013

The Sheriff's Department in Caddo Parish, Louisiana is inviting children to participate in the "Kids First Gun Program," which will teach young children how to safely operate firearms.

The four hour course, which will be held this Saturday, January 12th, is recommended for children who received a new BB gun, shotgun or hunting rifle for Christmas or for those who may already have a gun.

Sheriff Steve Prator told Shreveport Times, "Children who will receive a gun for Christmas can try it for the first time in front of certified law enforcement academy firearms instructors.

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And will they be asking the

And will they be asking the children "how many guns does your daddy have? where does he keep them?"

Who cares? If the Sheriff's Department tries to take advantage..

Mommy, Daddy and the kiddies will be waiting for them.

deacon's picture

right

because that's not a parents job
we don't have a piece of paper making
us important
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

jrd3820's picture

I think the parents can still do the job

I understood the article to mean it was optional. Does it seem like a bad idea for a parent who wants to go that route instead? Parents are by far more important and qualified to do this, but I did not see anywhere in the article where it said that anyone had to bring their children to the event.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

deacon's picture

a bad idea

yes and no
most of the sheriffs get something from the fed gov
namely free or discounted goods,with favors to be returned
upon request
ours here work with them,and have had no problems with them
here in MICH we have no hand gun permits,but they still take
them(so,against the law)they do it for the fed gov
if they are so intertwined,then how safe can they be?
right it might have said kids do not have to at the event,but them how would they get their training?
i see this as another assault on the family unit
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

jrd3820's picture

Ok

I saw it more as an outreach and an opportunity for the young ones, but to each their own.

You asked if kids do not go to the event how would they get their training? I was thinking that the ones that do not go to the event could get their training from their family members.

Peace from Mt. Pleasant MI.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

deacon's picture

it is good

to have a difference in opinion and be recognized
as such
and greetings from the the south east end of mich :)
at all times people will see things differently,but to acknowledge
and accept is a wonderful idea
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence