Yesterday, I called the waambulance regarding my 13-year-old step-daughter’s desire for ever-increasing amounts of independence. After being upbraided by members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia for police state-style parenting, I’d like to take that kids-safety-guns dialogue in a different direction. What does shooting teach children? It’s a moot point for my SD; she’s about as interested in firearms as she is in putting her plate into the dishwasher. And thanks to an upbringing so liberal my parents practically rolled my joints (i.e. anti-gun), I didn’t even know there was a ballistic boat to miss. Despite my experiential ignorance, I know that guns ‘n kids are a good mix (when supervised properly). For all those new shooters/breeders coming into the forearms fold, what are the three main lessons that shooting can teach their kids?