Handguns for Kids?

By NBC News

Published 02/06 2014 09:56AM

Updated 02/06 2014 10:02AM

(WGEM) Preteens with handguns? It's a proposal causing a lot of conversation in Iowa.

Under current Iowa law, you must be at least 14 years old to fire a handgun.
The proposed law would allow kids as young as 12to use handguns with adult supervision for things like target practice and competition.

Gun store owner and grandfather Bruce Scott says as long as the kids are mature enough and the gun it isn't too powerful for them to handle, he supports the proposal.

"Most parents, they're going to make sure their child knows what's going on and the safety factors in it," Scott said. "They're not just going to let them go out and take a gun and shoot with them."

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