SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Pink's husband Carey Hart took to Instagram Wednesday to defend teaching his seven-year-old daughter how to shoot a rifle.
An Instagram post from the musician's husband caused a storm on social media as he defended teaching his daughter Willow, 7, how to shoot a rifle.
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Haven’t poked the parent police bear in a few days. Willz and I shooting the 22 rifle. She is getting pretty good. Can hit a 12 inch pie plate from 30 yards. Started her shooting at 3yrs old. For the record non of us hunt, just enjoy shooting for sport. I’m raising the kids with knowledge of fire arms, how to handle them, shoot them, store them, and avoid them in uneducated hands. #knowledgeispower
Comments soon flooded Hart's post with people on both sides of the gun control debate chiming in their opinions on his decisions to teach his daughter how to handle a firearm.
"I can’t believe you’re getting back lash from this.... every child should learn how to use a gun," commented one user.
Another user commented that "kids should not be around guns at all, guns need to be locked away so no kid can get to them!"
According to Hart, he's been teaching his daughter to shoot since she was three years old and they shoot for sport, not hunting. He also stated on his post:
'm raising the kids with knowledge of firearms, how to handle them, shoot them, and avoid them in uneducated hands. #knowledgeispower
Hart stated on Instagram that Willow is getting "pretty good" at shooting, and that she's capable of shooting a 12-inch pie plate from 30 yards.