We are very rural "country people". Call us what you like. We hunt to provide meat. Now that we are down to 2 kids at home instead of 4, its not as much the necessity as it was, but we still kill a deer and turkey each year to eat. *** easy child 2 went out to shoot her bow and arrow. difficult child 1 wanted to shoot, also. All of our kids have been around bows and guns their entire lives. difficult child has NEVER been inappropriate with his bow and arrow, so we packed up and out the door. He has had 6 REALLY GOOD days. He has shot a bow and arrow since he was 3 and a half with his dad and brothers. Safety has been emphasized EACH AND EVERY TIME the bow comes out. Yet... *** difficult child DREW HIS BOW ON easy child! *** I was about 10 steps behind him, I lunged at him and threw the bow and arrow to the ground and brought him to the house. He has been screaming at me now for 40 minutes - at first calling me names, cursing at me, and saying he wished he'd have drawn it on me. Now he's crying because he's sorry, he didn't want to hurt his sister. *** The arrows have field tips on them, which means, for those who don't know, at that distance and with his small bow, he probably would not have hurt easy child had he released it - but PROBABLY isn't good enough. He will not be shooting a bow and arrow for a LONG, LONG time. *** This just opens a whole new door...a door I'm not sure I can handle.