Will King, 10, and Melanie Newman, 23, fire handguns at Big Woods Goods in Canton in this video compiled from still photos. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Shooting: a family affair

For 10-year-old Will King, quality time with his dad sometimes involves practicing with a .40 caliber Glock pistol on Big Woods Goods firing range in Holly Springs.

Ditto for Gabrielle, also 10, whose dad asked that her last name not be used because he’s not real keen to have everyone know she’s learning to shoot.

“This is between us. This is for her to learn,” explained her dad, Adam.

His caution is understandable, given the furor ignited by the accidental killing of an Arizona range instructor by a 9-year-old girl wielding an Uzi. But in Georgia, generations of kids have grown up around guns, often learning to hunt at a tender age.

So how young is too young?

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