On Sunday, we went to visit Mom and my brother, James. As you can see from the above pictures, the guys had some fun. I don't mind telling you that I was really nervous about what they were doing. Phillip asked me if I minded that he teach Gabe a few things about guns and I replied that I didn't mind, I'd rather that his father be the one to introduce him to what will be a definite curiosity soon enough. Don't you worry; we all gave him our bits on gun safety and respect and I even had the guys show him the damage that a gun can do to a person using a milk jug as an example.
It turns out that Gabe has really good aim! Here is a copy of an email that James sent out to close friends and family:
On Sunday April 14th, we decided to put a gun in Jean Gabriel's hands for the first time. The hell with it, almost six is old enough.
The boy was a natural, plinking soda cans left & right from 15 to 30 feet away!
His first shots were appropriately enough with my trusty Daisy Red Rider that my father gave me some 30+ years ago. It still works!
He did so well that his father and I mutually agreed to put my Rossi .22cal Magnum revolver in his hands and you wouldn't believe what happened.
The little shit hit the can on his 2nd shot from some 15 feet away!!! Unbelievable!! This is NO easy shot - not even for a grown man!
Needless to say, we were in shock & awe. We witnessed the shot of a potential expert marksman. We were so proud of him.
Could this be the making of a future sniper?
P.S.- The last pic (#4) is the look on the face of a shocked & baffled father saying, "He HIT it. He actually hit it!"