INTERVIEW: 9-Year-Old Girl Takes on NJ Lawmakers Over Gun Control Bill
Competitive shooter Shyanne Roberts and her father, Dan, went to a hearing last week, where Shyanne voiced her objections to state lawmakers.
“I am not a gangbanger or domestic terrorist,” Shyanne said. “This bill, if it becomes law, will severely impact me and a million other gun owners.”
If the bill passes, Shyanne will have to give up the sport or convince her dad to move to a different state. She and her dad joined Steve Doocy this morning.
"I didn't want them to ruin my career," she said, explaining why she felt compelled to speak to lawmakers directly.
Her father pointed out that with a 10-round magazine, she'd have to reload her gun more often than her rivals from other states during a competition. Roberts, a certified firearms instructor, taught his daughter how to shoot when she was four and then noticed as time went on that Shyanne had a "natural talent" for it.
"I'm convinced that if you teach children very early about how to respect [firearms] and be safe around firearms that you cut down accidents drastically because you eliminate the curiosity factor," he said.
Roberts said the reaction online to Shyanne's remarks has been overwhelmingly positive.
Watch the full interview above.
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