I made sure he and Haylie (she loves to shoot) would have a bit more fun than they expected when I went to the shed and dug out the metal targets for the 22s. They are simple spinning targets, one with a small target disc over a larger one, and the other with 3 discs of varying sizes from left to right. Darn, they were very rusty, have not been used in years but something tells me some of the rust will be shot off of them by the time I see them again. Of course, me being me, I wrote him a 3 or 4 sentence note on how to safely shoot at them. I made sure to tell him to set them up at least 15 yards away, to only shoot at them with the 22 rimfire rounds (I suggested just using the 22LR but also told him he could try the 22 WMR at longer ranges) and to make darned sure to wear eye protection. I also verbally told him not to put any holes in my targets with his.223 or 7.62x39 rounds. I expect holes nonetheless!
I think they are going to have a BLAST. I am pretty confident that he will keep it safe. I imagine Haylie will also handle the guns safely and shoot safely. I never have seen her shoot but have spoken to her step-dad who agreed with me on the importance of gun safety. I imagine he passed that onto her. Besides all that, Brendan says she is pretty gun safe and I honor his judgment on it.