Dad Of Eight-Year-Old With Gun YouTube Channel Says She's An 'Amazing Role Model'
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The father of an eight-year-old girl who has achieved stardom on YouTube by testing out guns and even flamethrowers has said that his daughter is an 'amazing role model'. Here she is in charge of that aforementioned flamethrower:
Autumn Fry, from Pennsylvania, travels the USA visiting firing ranges to check out what's what in the world of shooting stuff, and she's already got a following of more than 160,000 on her YouTube channel, Autumn's Armory.
Her dad Randy taught her everything she knows about guns, and got her started at an early age.
About a year ago, they started the channel whilst he was teaching her about gun safety.
Randy said: "Children are the future of guns in America and Autumn is an amazing role model for our future."
Back in July, she even got hold of a flamethrower that spits fire out violently over a large area.
Autumn described that particular weapon as 'a square gun that shoots fire'.
It certainly is that.
In the video, she explained: "To start this little guy up, you just turn this little gas nob until you can hear it.
"Spark it up, and turn it on right over here on the side, push this button - this is your trigger - and let it rip."
At that point, all hell broke loose.
Autumn was unfazed by it all, and added: "Aw, this is such a fun gun!
"This is really useful for a fire starter which is what we are about to use it for."
That's a bit like - well - it's a bit like taking a flamethrower to a campfire, but whatever.
Still, her videos have racked up more than 12 million views, which shows that loads of people are tuning in, if some of them are only doing so out of morbid curiosity.
Naturally, there have been critics.
On a video showing Autumn discharging two pistols, one person said: "What is this madness?"
Another said: "Other people see no problem with this. I can think of many things healthier for a child to do."
However, another person hit back: "Teaching your kids to defend themselves from predators from an early age is not madness."
Another said: "It's a skill. And she's good. Better than sitting in front of an iPad all day eating junk food."
Whatever your view on it is, it's certainly different.
While there are laws in some US states that make it illegal for adults to store or keep guns in a place where kids might get their hands on them, they aren't enshrined in federal law.