By Val Flores
Yesterday, I walked into a co-worker’s office to discuss a business issue and I noticed that she had http://www.expertsatellite.com/ pulled up on her computer. She said she was learning about satellite television. From that initiation statement, our conversation turned to television programming for children. She has two young boys and I have four grandsons. We discussed parental controls and educational viewing and what her sons like to watch. Boys are innately programmed to like playing with guns. They enjoy movies that include shooting, whether the guns fire because of hunting in the woods or because there are cops and robbers or murderers and thieves.
As parents, it is important to help them understand how dangerous guns are, even when using them legally and adhering to the usage laws. While we try to shelter them from the evening news and all that is bad in the world, sometimes it is necessary that they hear about shootings, even and especially the accidental shootings that are fatal and sad, in order to understand just how dangerous they are.