Kids Taught to Shoot by Fathers Have Sharply Lower Delinquency Rate

Kids guns delinquency"A U.S. Department of Justice study showed that children introduced to firearms by their fathers had a lower rate of delinquency than children who learned about guns on the street, or even children who had no experience with guns at all," Dr. Tim Wheeling, of the group Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, told

The 1994 Justice Department report concluded: "Boys who own legal firearms… are even slightly less delinquent than nonowners of guns." Specifically, 14 percent of kids with legal firearms committed street crimes, compared to 24 percent of kids with no guns at home.

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