Handgun Training for our Youth

Handgun training, as sad as it is, continues to grow as one of the most needed forms of training for our youth today. But where our youth of today is finding that training is also crucially important. Many of the youth today is finding out how to fire a handgun, rifle or shotgun from their peers instead of from trained professionals. This is one of the most dangerous types of firearms training a person can obtain.

One of the best handgun training sources is Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. Started in 1996 by Dr. Ignatius Piazza, Front Sight has grown to be one of the most successful and highly regarded firearms training sources of today. In an article in Reform America, Dr. Piazza was quoted to say, "How many times must we experience another Littleton, Colorado or Virginia Tech before we wake up, study the research and adopt policies which actually reduce crime and begin saving our children..." One way to reduce crime and save our children is to teach the proper handgun training techniques, thus teaching our children the proper uses of firearms. Our children need to understand that a firearm such as a rifle or shotgun is not to injure another person, but to protect oneself when put in a threatened situation.

This does not mean to teach our children to take a firearm to classes with them, but to understand the precautions when handling the firearm. Although many shootings are executed with a rifle or shotgun, probably one of the more common firearms for our youth, it seems, is a handgun. This is probably due to the size and ease of operation. And this is just one more reason for the necessity of proper handgun training.

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