The gun haters and freedom-phobics of social media recently ganged up on President-elect Donald Trump’s seven-year-old grandson over a series of Instagram photos. Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., had the nerve to take the boy rifle shooting in Montana—in what he called an “awesome and much-needed father-son trip”—and later post photos of their outing on the social media site, the UK’s Daily Star reports.
The presidential grandson—nicknamed “D3” because he’s the third Donald Trump—is shown on Instragram shooting a rifle in a field. As his father described the shots, “D3 settling in between the cow pies and getting in some range time. He had a great time breaking long-range rocks and learning proper form and safety.”
One social media scold said, “Terrible to teach a CHILD how to shoot.” Another fretted that doing so was “teaching the next generation to be violent!” Maybe they should talk to teachers and child development experts, who agree that teaching young people to shoot is one of the best ways to demystify firearms and to emphasize the importance of safety, discipline and self-confidence.