I didn’t grow up around guns so naturally guns were taboo. This made me very curious about guns. I had only seen them on TV so naturally when I came across a real one I wanted to hold it and point it at something. Now, mind you, I was very young and had no prior experiences with them. This made it a very dangerous situation. Luckily, I had enough sense not to hurt myself or anyone else around me. This isn’t always the case though.
In this video I’ve shared my experiences and what has worked for me with my children. Enjoy.
P.S. My son was shooting 100 yards NOT 50 :-)
Hi, guys. So, I'm here in my backyard, I love my backyard. We come out...that's Bob right there. Bob the pug. So, you know, we come out here and we kinda, like, decompress for the whole day. You know, whether it's the Bravo or just the kids, driving is crazy sometimes, but it's all good, man.
Today, I wanted to talk about, especially for all of you first-time gun owners, if you just bought a gun and maybe it's your first gun inside the house, maybe you grew up around guns, but now you have a family and you decided to protect them. And so, you went out and you bought a gun and you bought a Bravo Concealment holster for it because you want to conceal carry, you got your concealed carry license. Regardless whether concealed carrying or not, you know, a gun is a serious thing to have in the house mainly because it can be a dangerous tool up in the wrong hands.
And so, you know, we talk about criminals and how criminals can take a gun and do harm with it, and do damage with it. Yeah, of course, you know, bad guys, people with bad intentions, but there's also the element of children around guns and they don't understand guns or they just understand them by seeing them in movies and they think they're cool. And so, you know, something happens and that's kinda, you know, me growing up there wasn't a gun in my house, in my family as my...I'm the youngest of four brothers. And so, you know, as my brothers grew up, you know, they started buying shotguns and we lived maybe 100 yards away from levees and a bunch of ranchland and farmland.
So, we'd go out to the levees and we'd go out shooting and stuff like that, but when I was young, guns were, you know, they were foreign to me. I would just...I'd see them on TV and stuff like that, but again, as I grew older, and my brothers grew older, we'd go out there, they'd buy shotguns, I learned how to dove hunt out there and, you know, hunt rabbits and stuff like that Shooting 22's, things of that nature. But in the beginning, guns were pretty much taboo. And I remember a friend of mine had a gun and it was a revolver, it was a revolver and, you know, I always had interest in guns. I always liked the mechanics around it and, you know, the power that it holds and, you know, how dangerous they were. And so, you know, you're young and you think that way.
Guns were pretty much taboo. And so, you know, I remember grabbing a hold of this revolver and messing around with it and now I think back, and I look back and we weren't safe with it. You know, something could have happened, an accident of some sort or whatever. But that's what happens when you make something a taboo.
And so, what I wanted to convey here is, you know, for all you first-time gun owners, don't make your firearms taboo to your children. Don't do that because what's gonna happen is that they're just gonna be curious, and if you leave it somewhere and they don't know anything about a gun, except what they see on TV or a cartoon or something like that, then that's when things can go bad, things can go wrong.
So, what I do with my children, you know, I'll go dove hunting and I'll take them with me and they'll understand the firepower of a shotgun. And my two girls, they won't get near them. My younger boy, you know, he's shot it before, but he understands. As a matter fact, I have a video...I'll see if I can upload it here. I'll find it and I'll ask Daniel to put it up. I have a video of my son shooting an AR, and this is about five years ago and he's shooting about 50 yards, and he's hitting a steel plate, a steel target. And it's just a standard IDPA target just, you know, well, I don't even know, it's probably a smaller target than that. But, you know, I took my son out so that he could understand the seriousness of what an AR can do, you know, hitting steel at 50 yards and shooting paper targets and, you know, shooting other targets like Coke cans and stuff like that, so that he understands and it's not a taboo for him. And he understands that a gun is a powerful tool, and you need to be safe around it.
And so, you know, because of that, and my girls as well, again, like I said, going dove hunting, taking them out there, they understand. I've taken my handgun and I've shot it out there as well. And they understand, you know, the dangers of weapons of that sort. And so, I don't make it taboo for them, and because I don't, they realize what it is. There's no curiosity anymore because I've shown them what it can do. And now they can walk past, you know, a gun and there's no curiosity. There isn't that mindset of, "I wanna try it out. I wanna sneak it out and I wanna shoot it," because they understand what it is, and they understand what it does. And not only that, and then sitting down and just talking to them about, you know, what a gun can do and, you know, the dangers of them.
So, there's going out there and showing them, and then there's also sitting down and talking to them and educating them about that. Telling them that they shouldn't touch it. Telling them that if they wanna see it, that they need to ask me, and so on and so forth. Those things, guys, I'm telling you, those things can really help in keeping children whether they're young, five, six year old, or even teenagers from going out there, grabbing a gun and doing something that later on they'll regret. I'm telling you.
So, make sure that you educate them, that you take them out there, and that show them how to shoot. And don't make a taboo, guys. Please, don't make a taboo. The last thing you wanna do is hide it from them, and keeping it in your closet, and not locking it up properly as well. You know, those things, they're gonna find it, and they're gonna wanna see what a gun is. And there's that curiosity, and that can get them into trouble. That can get you into trouble, guys.
So, please take it for what it is. I'm just sharing what I went through with my children and what I've seen other people go with their children. And taking a firearm and not making a taboo and talking to them and even taking them out, even if they can hold it and shoot it obviously because, you know, some children are just way too young. But, just...is seeing what it can do in your hands and taking them out hunting and all these things can really, really keep your children safe. It really can, guys. So, I just wanted to share that with you, guys. Go check out Bravo Concealment. We've got awesome deals. If you wanna start concealed carrying, go check it out. We got a 30-day money back guarantee. Try out for 30 days, if you don't like it, send it back to us for a full refund.
My EDC for today, obviously, my GLOCK 19 and the Torsion gun holster. Go check them out at bravoconcealment.com. We've got free shipping on all our products. Again, 30-day money back guarantee and unlimited lifetime warranty. This is the Torsion for a GLOCK 19. This is what I wear appendix, inside the waistband, with a single bolt clip configuration. If you have any questions, any concerns, please email us or pick up the phone and call us, we're here to help, guys. There is no dumb question. Please, there is no dumb question. I was once there where you are, guys, when I first bought my first gun. So, guys, please we're there to help. Thanks again for watching, guys, I will talk to you guys soon.
Rene Aguirre is the founder and owner of Bravo Concealment. Rene has been carrying concealed on a daily basis for over 8 years and has been a CHL (concealed handgun license) holder for more than 20 years. Finding a high interest in firearms for many years, Rene started Bravo because of the “lack of” a good concealed carry holster on the market.