As expected the gun nut hate machine went into overdrive. The show was biased. The questions were skewed. The interviews were staged. The classroom experiment was bogus. Blah, blah, blah.
Nothing seems to stir the fear and paranoia more that shinning a light on what is going on behind the scenes like one wacko that; as crazy as it may sound, hosts "gun parties" for children as young as 3 years old.
Wow! Why didn't I think of that when I was raising my kids! Gun parties! BYOG and ammo.
Sawyer goes to a New Jersey neighborhood to talk to families about their attitudes on gun safety in the home. She also finds out whether or not they know if their neighbors have any unsecured guns and if this factor could pose a risk to their child during play dates.
The special includes interviews with parents who have lost their children to unsecured guns in their own home or at their neighbor’s house, and kids who surprise their parents by showing them where guns are “hidden.”
On the other end of the spectrum, Muir travels the country talking to parents who own guns who are convinced that educating a child about the dangers of guns is part of the solution. Many of those parents believe that teaching their children how to shoot at a young age will diminish curiosity and ensure their children’s safety around firearms.
Muir interviews a man who hosts gun parties for children as young as 3-years-old and a family who teaches their 14-year-old and 4-year-old daughters to shoot guns as an introduction to gun safety.
This special will shine a light on whether or not keeping a gun in the home can successfully thwart a home intruder and if a family can protect itself if the gun is locked away.
Sawyer and Muir will be having a live conversation around “Young Guns” on Twitter before, during and after the broadcast.