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Should you let your tween daughter shoot a rifle on a farm if she asks to?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ernest Block
Surgery - Trauma
3 doctors agree
In brief: Of course!
But first she should receive a formal firearm safety training program. Adult supervision would be mandatory.
Also, all local and state laws would apply.

In brief: Of course!
But first she should receive a formal firearm safety training program. Adult supervision would be mandatory.
Also, all local and state laws would apply.
Dr. Ernest Block
Dr. Ernest Block
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Personal choice?
This questions gets into the murky area of how much influence can outside opinions have on the way you raise your child.
It's really up to you, and the values you want your kids to adopt. The other underlying issue is probably gun control which is a divisive topic.

In brief: Personal choice?
This questions gets into the murky area of how much influence can outside opinions have on the way you raise your child.
It's really up to you, and the values you want your kids to adopt. The other underlying issue is probably gun control which is a divisive topic.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Not all tweens are alike.
Shooting sports can provide a great opportunity for exposure, reduction of fear and to learn safety, whether or not one decides to own one for self protection from those with more evil intentions. Teaching a child to shoot is often a nbinding experience that can promote principals of responsibility, safety, and skill development. But, need the right teacher and student.

In brief: Depends
Not all tweens are alike.
Shooting sports can provide a great opportunity for exposure, reduction of fear and to learn safety, whether or not one decides to own one for self protection from those with more evil intentions. Teaching a child to shoot is often a nbinding experience that can promote principals of responsibility, safety, and skill development. But, need the right teacher and student.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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2 comments
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Just make sure all guns are locked up so that only adults can access them.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Good point, all guns should be locked and out of reach when not in use. Even adults and parents who have guns should take a good safety course. I've seen many people very familiar with guns show abhorable gun handling safety practices. NRA offers a ten-hour basic pistol course which is well-worth taking. Especially important to know when the lives of our children are concerned, that one cannot teach what one has not learned.
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