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(LIVE) The Firearms Experience from the Youth Perspective, Skip’s Tactical Solutions Podcast


hey guys this is Avery with the skips
tactical solutions podcast I’m back today with a great guest
my guess is Izzy and her podcast is called reporting live and this week I
will be talking to a it’s going to be kind of different she’s a child so we’re
going to get things from a child’s perspective today so Izzy with
reporting live podcast is with us today welcome Izzy hi thank you for having me
thanks for joining us Izzy so I met Izzy about almost two weeks ago
right yeah okay so we were at pod fest which is a multimedia Expo in Orlando
Florida and I saw Izzy and her and her dad recognize who I was because they
had saw a video of me so izzy I want you to tell the audience a little bit
about yourself so I’m 10 years old and I my dad I grew
up with my dad he’s a veteran and sometimes when I’m out in public he’ll
try to embarrass me like with um yelling cadence and I’ll yell at him stop it and
I’m in fifth grade I love to sing and I just started a podcast nice so today me and
Izzy are gonna talk a little bit about gun safety so as you guys know gun
safety is something that’s very important to everyone it’s not just
important to grown-ups it’s important to kids as well right izzy’s he yeah okay so is
his dad showed her a video of me do you remember what I was doing in the video
izzy um I don’t know I forgot it was a long time ago so he showed her video and
it was kind of an interview that I did with someone and they were just talking
to me about what I did and izzys dad showed her the video and kind of
introduced her to that whole gun safety female doing
and from there they went to the range right yeah okay so when your dad asked
you to go to the range after watching that video how did you feel I was
excited because I saw my like my dad kept saying when you’re eight I’ll get
your own gun when you’re nine I’ll get you your own gun and so finally that day
I’m like yes I’ll go that’s great so you guys went to the range were you nervous
at all um a little bit it’s totally normal to be nervous and how did you
feel while you were at the range I felt excited excited so was it everything
that you thought it was gonna be or was it not as bad as you thought it was
gonna be um it was sort of in the middle and it was like most at the end I’m like
I can’t do it it’s so hard I can’t the trigger is so hard to pull and so when
you’re shooting the gun um have you ever you know how when you watch a movie and
everything seems so simple or on the I don’t know if you play video games I
have boys and they play video games and on the video games you know it’s not
really hard right you’re just pressing a button so the video game version of
having a gun and having a gun in real life where it’s totally different right
yes did you think it was going to be different a little bit yeah okay so you
went to the range and you shot and of course over time you know your hands and
your arms get tired right but yeah I feel good once you love yes I don’t like
um I got knowledge like a different type from my dad being a marine and my dad
taught me a lot of about the gun safety for and how to pick it up and how to
always be pointing it down when you’re carrying it and you’re on the trigger
off the trigger you’re fine okay so your dad taught you some really good things
right you think that you could share the things that your dad taught you with
other kids yes how do you think it is for you to share
those things with other kids I think it’s very important because some kids
don’t understand how important it is to have a gun it keeps you safe it’s a
protection and as veterans you can you haven’t it’s a whole new perspective
like because you’ve done it for how I don’t know how many years have however
you’ve been in it and you know how to do it
yes so I really I’m so proud of me Izzy because you learned a new skill right
you went you learned a new skill and now you’re gonna educate other people on
your skill so do you feel good about that yes I feel very good you should
feel very good so you did something that you may have thought was hard before but
you overcame it right yeah my dad gave me his my mom and him went shooting one
time as like a date and so I got my mom’s pink glasses to shield it from the
brass I think that’s what it was yeah so you know that whenever you go shooting
you need to always protect your eyes and your ears as you can never get new eyes
or ears no so when it comes to guns what do you think about them are they bad I
don’t think they’re bad I just think of them as like a force field short sorta
and um it’s like the newer version of a sword and but there’s no shield or
anything yeah and so guns are just objects right you know just like your
microphone that you have vicious an object and good they don’t do things by
themselves they have to be in the hands of someone else they don’t just walk
around and say hey I’m gonna hurt you yeah but they have to be in the hands of
a person in order to do something yeah so when it comes to other kids is there
any advice that you would give other kids about gun safety um probably don’t
don’t be afraid to try it but always have an adult around you and keep your
finger the trigger and they’re not a toy so
don’t like pretend oh don’t do that absolutely that’s some really good
advice is they make sure that you always keep your finger off the trigger and
make sure that you have an adult with you if you’re going to touch them so if
you’re ever out and about and there’s different places where you where a child
can encounter a gun so if your parents don’t have a gun in their house there’s
always other places that you can encounter a gun it could be you could be
sleeping over at someone else’s house or it could be at school or you could just
be at the park and it’s a random gun sitting somewhere and you know you never
touch it you have to run away and tell an adult mm-hmm yes all right so another
thing that I want to talk about today is just that at least 40% of homes in the
United States have guns in them so when it comes to being a responsible gun
owner it is each gun owners responsibility to properly store their
firearm that’s not something that you say oh don’t touch it you make sure that
you properly educate your children on what they can and cannot do and if you
have other guests that are in your home as well it is your responsibility as a
gun owner to properly store your firearms from unauthorized individuals
so unauthorized could be an adult it could be a cousin that’s visiting it
could be anyone so guns are not toys we need to make sure that we keep them
properly stored and we just need to get out and educate others when it comes to
guns and gun safety because as he went to the range with her dad she had a
great time right yes and I’ve been to the range I take my kids to the range
with me sometimes and they have fun too they want to keep their target and they
want to put it in their room and it’s a it’s a way to just spend good quality
time together right yes yes is there anything else that you want to talk to
to the audience about gun safety or things that you like what do you like to
do um I mostly like to go sing I like singing a lot and
when I’m in the car with my dad like I’ll sing like to the songs on the on on
his playlist because I know most of them and sometimes when oh my dad went to
this convention for the mauryans birthday and they he saw lots of people
they did a walk and they shouted they they chanted cadence like he does to me
and when we’re in the car we see some like like an old man like wearing a hat
from the military my dad’s like when I’m 40 I’m gonna be wearing that all where I
go that’s money so you have a sister too right yeah
has she been shooting no not yet does she want to go she said that she
was jealous and she’s still holding onto this fishing thing but she’s sorta wants
to go she mostly just like hangs out inside her room okay sure is she older
nope younger okay my kids my youngest is about your age and they like to hang out
in their rooms too much they think mom’s not cool anymore but I’m cool right is
he yes all right so I wanted to bring Izzie on today so that we could talk
about the importance of gun safety and talking to your children about gun
safety it is something that a lot of us really think that our kids are not ready
for the conversations but I’m here to tell you that your kid even if it’s just
someone in your neighborhood that you just want to properly educate on things
because they may not be getting that education within their home you need to
make sure that you’re properly educating children on gun safety you don’t want to
wait until it’s too late and say oh well this accident happened and I could have
should’ve what it right so there’s a lot of things that are going on with kids
and guns and you just don’t know what you don’t know so as a
adults is our job it’s our duty to properly educate children and I thought
it would be great for me to bring Izzy on for her to talk about her experience
because not only is she a child but she’s a female and she went to the rain
she had a great time right yes and so something else that I want to bring up
though is that every time that you go to the Rick every time it’s not gonna be
great sometimes I go to the range and I don’t
really shoot that good but you want to know what it’s done and over with and
next time I come I’ll shoot better right yeah all right so easy thank you so much
for joining us today it was a pleasure talking to you and I’m so glad that you
were able to go shooting with your dad thank you for having me and I also want
to thank you for being a veteran too thank you so much is he and where can’t
the skips tactical solutions podcast family find you at so you can find me on
facebook at reporting live podcast or on instagram reporting underscore live
underscore podcast great and one last thing that I want to add is I really
want to thank is he said for properly educating her on gun safety it is
something that a lot of people lack and he is obviously doing something right
because he is freezing a fine young woman right yeah she is embracing things
and she’s getting out of our comfort zone I don’t know about you guys but
when I was 10 I definitely didn’t have a podcast and if he’s doing a lot of good
things so thanks for joining us Izzie and we’ll probably try to have you on
again yeah can it be fun all right talk to you guys later bye

2 thoughts on “(LIVE) The Firearms Experience from the Youth Perspective, Skip’s Tactical Solutions Podcast

  1. Thanks Skip seeing and hearing her takes me back to the good old days with my kids. Tell her dad to keep up the good work.👍

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