Posted at: 07/26/2013 11:53 AM
Updated at: 07/26/2013 9:27 PM
By: Josh Rosenthal
New Program Teaches Kids Gun Safety, Defense, Rescue
Aaron Brouillet is 14-years-old, and both Jonathan Brooks and Jordan Green are 10. Despite their age, they know gun safety, archery, self-defense, emergency rescue, school defense training, and even C.P.R.
The three kids just completed Victory Games, a brand new four-day program at Sealed Mindset in New Hope.
"They're gonna be safer on their own, they're gonna be safer at school, and they're gonna be safer around tools that they normally wouldn't have access to such as firearms or archery equipment," explained Sealed Mindset Owner Larry Yatch. He's a medically retired Navy Seal and even though gun safety is just a part of his program, he knows it garners a lot of attention.
"My stance is that the more exposure they get to firearm safety and firearms at a younger age with responsible teachers, the safer they're going to be for the rest of their life," he said.
One last thing, if you're wondering why parents would put a gun in their child's hands, we asked.
"A gun is a tool," explained Josh Ralph, whose son Colin took part in Victory Games, "and my feeling is that people that isolate their kids from guns are the ones that are going to have the problems."
The Victory Games program costs $450 per camper. Because of the program's success, Sealed Mindset plans to hold another four-day session this August.