10-year-old girl allowed to shoot guns

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In the United States of America the laws for holding guns are far more relaxed than here in the UK. Ten-year-old Shyanne Roberts is allowed to shoot guns and have them in her bedroom.

Her father, Dan Roberts, allows his daughter to use guns and her favourite gun colour is purple. She owns an AR-15, which is, you’ve guessed it, purple!

According to CNN, when Shyanne was five, she started to learn gun safety laws. By age six she could recite them off by heart, so her father Dan started taking her to a gun range.

In her bedroom, she now stores a total of nine guns.

she isn’t allowed Kinder Eggs in case she swallows the toy inside


g1The crazy thing is although Shyanne can have guns she isn’t allowed Kinder Eggs in case she swallows the toy inside!

On her FaceBook she says, “ I do Competition Shooting, Target Shooting, Recreational Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, Biking, Outdoors, Quading, Archery, and anything boys can do I can do better!”

She’s certainly a highly skilled marksman and even has her own website and her own YouTube channel!

Shyanne has a five-year-old brother called Conner; some people in the neighbourhood are concerned that he may follow in his sister’s footsteps. It’s no surprise that father Dan is keen that he does.

Here in the United Kingdom the use of guns is strictly controlled and it’s probably no coincidence that we have one of the lowest rates of gun crimes in the world.


Charlie, Year 6

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy

4 Responses to 10-year-old girl allowed to shoot guns

  1. Aiden April 20, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Great article, Charlie. It seems stupid that guns would be allowed at that age.

  2. Eleanor April 20, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    It seems crazy that someone so young can be using guns but if she’s safe then I don’t see any harm in it.

  3. admin April 20, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Very interesting article Charlie. I enjoy writing like this, everyone who reads it seems to have an opinion!

    YJA Co-Editor

  4. ARCHIE April 23, 2015 at 10:43 am

    CRAZY no Kinder egg but you have a GUN!!!!!!