“First of all we aren’t offering any kid of automatic weapons training to the public,” said Rocky Stotts.
Rocky Stotts, a firearms instructor at Hillside Shooting Sports just outside
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Stotts said accidents do happen, which is why he and other instructors at
“That instructor is going to give them the preliminary basics to safely handle and fire the particular fire arm,” explained Stotts.
“I ask them would you feel comfortable having your child hold a gun in their hand and if they say no then I think we need to wait a couple years and come back then,” said Stotts.
Jackie VanNatta, a parent of young children, said his children will not have a gun in their hands any time soon.
“At this point they’re too impulsive. They’re not mature enough to how what a gun will do and there’s so much violence on TV these days. It leads them to think they can shoot someone they’ll come back,” said VanNatta.
Stotts said most of the children are 12 to 13 that come into
“The child should be mature enough to understand what’s going on and be big enough physically to be able to handle the weapon and all that is still under the supervision of a qualified instructor,” said Stotts.