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Teach Your Child to Shoot

Back in the last century it was pretty common for children to be taught to shoot. These days it’s pretty much up to you to teach your child to shoot.

Here’s a look back at some of the programs they had back then for gun safety and handling.

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There is something that is available if you want your child or children to take formal classes and be involved with other kids learning about safe and proper firearms handling.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is still still up and running and sticking to its mission of promoting firearm safety and marksmanship training with an emphasis on youth. The CMP traces its origin to 1903 when Congress and the President established the National Matches and National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice. The program gave life to a concept advanced by President Theodore Roosevelt and several other national leaders that marksmanship skills developed through regular practice and competition contribute to the nation’s defense.

I know several people involved in the program recommend it highly as something that would do your children well.

Let us know how you are teaching your kids firearms safety and handling.

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