My 2 youngest daughters are 15 and 17. They live with their mother about 25 miles from me. They don't realize that all this gardening and canning I do has a purpose, probably because I haven't discussed "prepping" with them. Mom lives on every word that comes from Al Gore's mouth :gaah: so the idea that things could go terribly wrong doesn't enter her mind. They just like it when fruit season comes around and they get my fruit roll-ups and dried fruit rings. They have never expressed an interest in guns and hunting until this past week when I was talking to the 15 yo on the phone. She was telling me what was going on in school. It turns out that they are having an archery class right now and she really enjoyed it, except for the sore fingers part. Soooo, I just happened to have a couple of youth bows I picked up last summer at an auction for next to nothing and told her we could practice a bit here so she could get ahead of her friends at school. While we were shooting the bows, I got one of the .22"s out and persuaded her to try it. And it took some work. Her mom is rather anti-gun. After an overview of gun safety, I gave her the bolt action with a scope on it, put up a new target and set her up at 25 yds. She had a nice 3" group, with one at the edge of the 1" bullseye. She was ecstatic! Next came the semi .22. I let her go through the 10 rnds then I reloaded and showed her what else it could do. I unloaded it in about 3 seconds. She went banana's and asked, "can I do that!" Next I got out the 12 gauge, filled a milk jug about 1/4 full of water and had her throw it out over the pasture and watch it explode when I shot it. She reluctantly accepted it when I handed it to her and gave her a stationary target at about 15 yds. She blew off the upper right-hand corner of a 2'x2' piece of plywood. Again; Next came the 30-30. At 25 yds I put a hole through a piece of oak wood 4" thick. And finally the 357 mag. She passed on the 30-30 and 357 and I didn't push it. But now she can't wait to get back here and shoot some more. Her mom is going to be livid! Anyone else teaching the kids to shoot?