youth

INGO youth shoot.  It’s FREE EVERYTHING if you’re a kid:

Imagine that… perfectly normal kids having fun shooting guns in a safe environment.  I’m a “Young whippersnapper” by old man standards…. can I get in on this shoot next time? :P

INGO (Indiana Gun Owners) is a cool forum who are very active in the community, and have always supported ENDO right from the beginning.  Those guys will always be good with me.  This video just goes to show how awesome they are.

INGO-Indiana-Gun-Owners-LogoNice to see a good mix of girls there too.  I guess in 2014 I maybe shouldn’t be surprised, but I grew up in a time where girls just weren’t into stuff like that.  Nice to see things have changed.

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A young Eric Holder wanted to scare young people away from guns:

But Eric… guns are “cool”, “acceptable” and “hip”.  That said, I agree it’s not cool for kids to carry guns.  The maturity level just isn’t there to take on that kind of responsibility.

I personally am more concerned with fighting the good fight against shoulder things that go up, high capacity assault clips, and ceramic guns that can go through airport metal detectors.

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Fellow blogger “Huey’s Gunsight” caught this (and more) on a recent visit to a country fair:

Went to the local county fair last weekend (Delaware County, Ohio) and had a chance to check out more than just fair food and midway attractions.  Stopped off in one the exhibit halls and got to check out some of the 4-H projects kids had done this year.  I was (happily) surprised at the number of entries under firearms and firearm safety.  Better yet, 99.9% of the kids got the info right and are apparently being taught correctly how to respect, use and, most importantly, enjoy the recreational use of firearms.

Lots more pictures over at his blog – HERE

Hard data, facts, and even graphs? *single tear*

I know 4-H is a country thing… but I still have hope because some of these kids will move to the city, marry a city girl and have city kids which will hopefully grow up like this.

Any stories about your son/daughter doing a project on firearms?  Was it well received?

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According to the Journal Pediatrics, children in the most rural areas of the United States are as likely to die by gunfire as those in the biggest cities, a new analysis of nearly 24,000 deaths finds.

The researchers analyzed data on nearly 24,000 gun-related deaths among those 19 and younger from 1999 through 2006. That included about 15,000 homicides, about 7,000 suicides and about 1,400 accidental shootings for the eight-year period.

Full Story – HERE

One problem:

Last time I checked, a person is no longer considered a youth when they turn 18… so why are they including 18 and 19 year olds in the statistics?

Fix your stats Journal Pediatrics, then get back to us.

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