YOUNG people aged 18 under are encouraged to join the Junior Shoot Camp organized by the Downrange Daddy, which pursues a passion for training others in the proper use and responsible ownership of firearms.
Downrange Daddy professional instructors Jose Carlos Coruña and Daddy in the Kitchen Manolito del Castillo demonstrated to some members of the local media how they teach and educate the young people about the responsible use of guns to equip them with basic life skills in defending themselves in times of danger.
Coruña who is a former military man extends his skills in the responsible use of guns and firearms by enabling the younger ones to adopt the proper use of guns.
This Junior Shoot Camp will run within January, she said.
He said, "For those who would like their children below 18 years old to learn how to shoot, allow them to join this Junior Shoot Camp."
He said, "We find that there has been a high demand for families who would like to educate their children in marksmanship because most probably, they have guns at home. Instead of childproofing these guns, they are gun proofing their children. We are trying to equip young people with life skills. This is the best time to prepare the children for what they will be doing in the future," he said.
This training encompasses the art and science of marksmanship which mainly aims to educate the young ones.
Self-defense is very important nowadays. But one should be equipped with the right discipline and technique on how to execute it in times of great need.
Children will not remain as children. They will also grow up and in the future, when they reach the age that they have to undergo the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), they will have advanced knowledge about it.
Coruña and del Castillo similarly extended the basic marksmanship training to some members of the local press for them to experience how to use and fire the gun properly and responsibly.
It was fun and educational. It was also a form of exercise, said Dolly Yasa of the Daily Guardian. Yasa also has a good record of marksmanship when she joined a gun shooting competition among members of the media.
Chryssee Samillano of the Visayan Daily Star who also keeps a good record of marksmanship in the media shooting competition, also finds the training refreshing and fun.
Joining the basic training were media practitioners Rey Siason, CNC and Teresa Ellera.
Ms. Charlotte May Juplo, also an enthusiast, supported the said endeavor.