statz wrote:Its one thing to shoot bird shot out of a 12 gauge but a whole other thing to shoot slugs, and several in a row. A lot of these kids are flinching and sore after a few shots.
Yeah, no kidding, I put 10 slugs through my shotgun during sight in, and I was flinching after the first few. I was in downright pain after ten, and my shoulder hurt for a week! (Of course when the time came to shoot a deer I didnt flinch, I just missed.)
I think that this law is aimed at getting kids hunting deer, though, and I dont think an 8 year old can handle a weapon capable of killing a deer. As I said before, I dont think any kid should be hunting without taking hunter's safety first, and any parent within arms reach of an armed 8-year old should hope that the kid has learned the rules of gun safety and hunting safety.