I almost agree 100% here, however, my eight year old daughter has been a little flaky up until this year, and in my wife and my judgement not yet responsible enough for supervised, public range time. This year she is getting a chipmunk .22, with the hot pink stock, and I will even flip for a Hannah Montana sticker for it.I work with a guy, who I thought was a pretty good guy until the other day when he told me his 8 year old daughter keeps bugging him to go shooting with him and his 2 sons. He said he wasn't too keen on her tagging along with "the guys" to the range even though she keeps asking to go. Now I just think he'd an idiot. My daughter's only 2 but will only have to ask one time to get me to take her as much as she wants. Since she's my only child, she will either have to love guns or be good at selling them off on gunbroker because she'll end up with a pretty big pile of 'em. TAKE THE GIRLS SHOOTING!! they need the abilility to defend themselves as much or more than we do!