“I whistled at him and he stopped and I said ‘Shoot Tre.’ I said, ‘Tre, you missed the bear.’ He said, ‘Paw-paw, I squeezed the trigger and I didn’t close my eyes. I killed him.'”
I would venture that this five year old has a better understanding of sight picture and trigger control than a lot of adults do.
Of course, this story is going to rouse the usual rabble – both the anti-gun camp (you gave a gun to a five year old?!?!?!) and the bunny huggers (that poor bear!!!) but I think it’s just fantastic. That kid will have a story that he’ll remember for the rest of his life – the time he killed a 450 pound bear when he was five years old.
(Note: edit made because I love typos)