Speaking on his radio show recently, debunked Christian historian David Barton advised Americans to "start teaching kids to use guns when they're very young" (audio below).
Barton added that there were hardly ever any gun accidents in the days of the Founding Fathers. He also claimed that the only people today who want to ban guns are people who are afraid of them, because they don't know how to use them, reports RightWingWatch.org.
Barton said: "That's what these guys do not see and do not look at; they're just flat scared of guns. And the solution to that is exactly what the Founding Fathers said and that is you start teaching kids to use guns when they're very young because gun accidents are caused by non-familiarity with guns; once you're familiar with them, you don't have accidents with them."
"I have searched and in the founding era I think I've only ever found two gun accidents and everybody was hauling guns back then; you took your guns to church, you were required by state law in some states to take your guns to church. We didn't have accidents because everyone was familiar with how to use them. It's not being familiar that makes is dangerous."