I have to give kudos to Panteao Productions. They recently released a video entitled Kids and Guns with Tatiana Whitlock. It is, as the title should make obvious, a video for parents that reviews things like safety rules, safe storage, introducing your children to firearms, sources for further training, and how to set the proper example for your kids with regard to firearm handling. The video is not a tutorial on how to teach your kids how to shoot.
The video features Tatiana Whitlock who has done a number of instructional YouTube videos for the new NRA Women TV series. Ms. Whitlock is the owner and found of ID Target Systems which manufactures and sells a line of proprietary dimensional targets for both shoot house and square range training environments. She is also certified as a NRA Basic Pistol instructor, Range Safety Officer, and Refuse to be a Victim instructor.
So why am I giving Panteao kudos for selling a safety video? Because they have also made it available for free on YouTube for everyone to watch. Even the simplest videos cost money to produce. I sincerely doubt that they will sell enough of these DVDs to even break even with production costs.
For all the proclamations from Shannon Watts, Ladd Everitt, and rest of their ilk about “gun safety”, it is we in the gun culture and the gun rights movement who do the real work for the safe use of firearms. Unlike them, we do not engage in using the perverse pseudonym “safety” as cover for “control” and “confiscation”. Whether it is the NRA’s Eddie Eagle program or Ms. Whitlock in this Panteao Productions video, safety is, and should always be, our paramount concern.