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What Are The Mental Health Benefits of Being Skilled At Firearms?

Charles Heller wears many hats.  Charles is one of 4 co-founders of The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AZCDL), and serves as media coordinator for that organization.  Charles is also the former executive director of Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO), and serves as media coordinator. Charles has been an Arizona concealed weapons instructor for 22 years.

Says Charles, “I am an avid naval history buff with a specialty in undersea warfare.  I’ve visited 25 of the 28 submarines on display in the U.S., and 2 which are not on display, and worked on one as a kid.  And I a dog lover”.

Benefits of Teaching Children to Hunt 

Gun safety

Knowing how to safely shoot and handle firearms is an essential skill for people to learn.  By teaching your children to hunt, you’ll be teaching them skills that will teach them to respect guns, not fear them.  

Gaining confidence

Learning about wild game their patterns and habits (natural science), taking that knowledge applying it, adding shooting skills and patience, all the things that must come together to get that first buck.  That amount of empowerment and accomplishment is not easily duplicated.  Teaching life skills about preparation, hard work and determination.

Responsibility

Hunting teaches respect for laws as they gain knowledge about game and land management. Establishing a strong character to make a good citizen. I will never forget watching my 11-year old daughter watching a beautiful 14 point buck walk within 40 feet of her as she watched that buck through her night scope.  Listening to her ask if she could take the shot then watching her just focus on that animal as it walked away.  It was still before first light and I told her that she had to wait. 

 

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