Some of you may or may not know that my husband’s favorite hobby is anything guns. Whether it’s studying up on guns, cleaning guns, or helping others shop for guns and gun supplies, if he is in the gun zone, he is in his happy zone! Since we have been together, he has definitely had me jump on the gun bandwagon and has taught me a thing or two about guns. I must say, his wealth of gun knowledge has helped me to be more confident and secure in the handling and carrying of guns and I truly thank him for that! So, now that the cat’s out of the bag and you all officially know our stance on the subject, it should come to no surprise that we want to raise our children to know that gun safety is of the utmost importance in our home. We obviously have firearms in our home and we are both trained and licensed to carry a weapon on our person at all times. We want to make sure our children know that it is not a scary thing to have a gun in our presence because they will know the rules of gun safety and how to properly handle a gun, when they are at the right age. This year, my husband and I felt that it was time for our oldest daughter to officially learn this lesson on gun safety and proper gun handling. So, we both agreed to treat her to her very first gun for Christmas.. and what better product to do that than a trip to the Bass Pro Ship to purchase her very own Daisy BB Gun! Such a great Christmas present idea!
Did you know that it’s the 75th anniversary of the Daisy Red Ryder BB gun? My husband has the 50th anniversary of the Red Ryder BB gun here at home, that was given to him when he was my oldest daughter’s age, so this trip to buy her very own Daisy this year is very nostalgic for him. I love sharing memories and traditions like that with my family. It makes things so much sweeter! Also, did you know that Daisy educates roughly one million of America’s youth a year through their Ten Lesson Shooting Curriculum about BB gun use and safety (found here)? Knowledge is power, people!
Once inside the Bass Pro Shop, we went right to the source of our excitement and that’s where we told our oldest about her pre-Christmas surprise! I let my husband take the lead on the purchasing of her very own Daisy and its accessories, since his knowledge is much greater than mine. You can find Daisy in the aisle with all the other BB guns and BB gun accessories at Bass Pro Shops. And during the holiday season, there is a table of them down by Santa’s Wonderland as well!
The kiddos had a blast at Bass Pro Shop. My oldest was excited about her new PINK Daisy BB gun, my youngest daughter was SO excited to see Santa, and my son.. well.. he’s just along for the ride but had fun seeing all fun nature-type things and bright lights! He’s so cute!
When my daughter got home from school and my husband home from work a few days after our trip to the Bass Pro Shop, they were both excited and ready to take the new Pink Daisy for a spin! But, first thing’s first before they do that– safety! We made sure that our daughter was wearing her protective eyewear. It’s always important to protect those beautiful baby blues!
Before Daddy got the BB gun out of the package completely, he made sure to go over the manual with her and had her read and understand the rules of handling a gun safely. Rules one and two were: 1- Always point the muzzle in a safe direction, and 2- Treat every gun as if it’s loaded.
You never can be too careful!
As an added Christmas bonus, I bought a 12″x12″ scrapbook paper holder with a handle and gave it to my daughter so she could keep all of her Daisy BB supplies in one secure place. I figured we could pick a time to take a little paint, glitter and glue to it, customize it, and make it her own! This Daisy BB Gun gift is the perfect gift to give this year.. It was a great way to teach our oldest daughter about gun safety and a great bonding tool between daddy and daughter. She has grown so much this year and we knew that this was a great stepping stone into more life lessons and responsibilities. Plus, BB guns are just so doggone fun!
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