One of the best ways to #resist those who would marginalize, stigmatize and ostracize gun owners it to ensure that there are plenty of young enthusiastic shooters in the pipeline. Teaching kids the fun of the shooting sports ensures that there will be plenty of us to carry on and support gun rights down the road.
That appears to be one of the motivations of Yehuda Remer in his series of books for kids (and the adults who teach them).
I ran into him at the NRA show over the weekend and his story is hardly the typical one. He grew up in a non-gun owning family in Los Angeles, one that was fairly hostile to the idea of firearm ownership. But as his views on politics, guns and life evolved, he discovered that they were different from those of his family. And that was OK.
When he looked for resources to use to teach children about firearms and how to use them safely, he was surprised by how few — if any — there really are.
So with a little help from the Second Amendment Foundation, Remer wrote his first book, The ABCs of Guns.
As in, T is for trigger and F is for firing pin. He self-published that first work and then found a publisher for his second book, Safety On.
Published by White Feather Press, Safety On, is a handy primer for teaching kids how to be safe with firearms. It’s a well-written, nicely illustrated introduction to guns for parents to use when teaching their next-generation shooter the hows and whys of firearms safety.
As one Amazon reviewer wrote, Safety On is . . .
Simple, short and spot-on. My two love that this is ‘their’ book and not just daddy preaching ad nauseam. (They also relate to Eddie Eagle comics and vids because they are geared toward kids.)
The author does much here to promote responsible, competent, safe firearm-handling and love of individual liberty. It is up to us to do the hands-on preserving of these skills and human rights by demonstrating our commitment to the youngsters in our lives.
‘Safety On’ is a great reinforcement and teaching aid for a ‘gun family!’
Safety On also comes in a coloring book version to keep kids that much more engaged. If you want a free copy, keep an eye on our Weekend Photo Caption Contest posts in the weeks ahead. We’ll be giving away a copy of each book to the most talented caption writers out there.