in the United States, shooting lessons for children

A child practices on a virtual target during the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Texas on May 28, 2022. REUTERS/CALLAGHAN O’HARE

SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE – Manufacturers of American guns and revolvers unscrupulously eye children. Which doesn’t seem to be a problem for many parents.

By Stefan Beutelsbacher (Die Welt)

One fine morning in early June, a 12-year-old boy walked into a Michigan supermarket and fired a gun in the air. He then looked at the cashier, threw a black backpack at her, and shouted at her, “Put the money in the bag!The surveillance cameras will then see him leaving the store with his loot, before being quickly apprehended by the police.

A few days later, in Florida this time, a ten-year-old girl opened fire on a woman who was arguing with her mother in front of a building. The girl also ends up in custody. How did these weapons end up in the hands of these two schoolboys? This is a question that still needs to be answered… but what is certain is that the two children knew how to handle the tool they were holding.

Because in the United States, many parents consider it completely natural to train their children in the use of weapons. A mother from New Mexico…

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