If you missed the premiere of the latest Real Sports on HBO, it is worth catching an encore performance during the next two weeks just to see the segment about guns and kids.
The report focuses on how the National Shooting Sports Foundation is marketing guns to a younger audience, and how lobbying efforts have helped lower age requirements for hunting licenses in many states. There are mixed opinions about this approach.
Correspondent Jon Frankel summed it up like this: "Look at it this way. It's a common-sense issue, right? But for some people, common sense is you don't give guns to kids. In other parts of the country, where it's part of the culture and there's a heritage of having guns, they think it's just as natural to introduce their kids to guns at age 4, 5 and 6 as it is for somebody else to take their kid out to Little League."
Here's a clip from the show:
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