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Parents Argue Teaching Young Kids to Shoot Prevents Gun Accidents

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Parents Argue Teaching Young Kids to Shoot Prevents Gun Accidents

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As two adults stood next to him to help hold his shoulder, Charlie Doxey, then 4 years old, took aim with a machine gun that was longer than he is tall, and fired.

“Is that fun, Charlie?” an adult nearby asked him, as the little boy smiled.

Charlie was one of several children at a family get-together hosted outside of Atlanta, where young kids can learn how to shoot while their parents look on — and this was not Charlie’s first time.

“I knew that he was safe,” said Charlie’s mother Jennifer Doxey. “Guns don’t have to be bad. They’re good, they’re fun, you can have family fun with them.”

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