Myself and my wife have been seriously considering buying either a semi-oauto or bolt action .22 LR for our daughter that will be 7 this April. She has great maturity and common sense at least beyond most of her peers. Obviously I do not compare her to an adult and ALL parent to child safety guidleines would be observed. I just figured with the amount of older citizens frequenting this forum I could get some advice. I am only looking at this from a target shooting hobby at this point and want my children to grow up as my two brothers and I did; shooting .22s with our father (USMC ret) out in the desert while we were all still in elementary school. Plus some good father/daughter time would be great. LMKWYT.