Videos Of This Father Teaching His Young Son And Daughter How To Use High Caliber Guns Sparks Intense Reactions

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TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 8: Derrick Grace II holds his one-year-old daughters Melanin (left) and Malaya (right), while his six-year-old daughter Derrica Grace poses with an Uzi on December 8, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

SIX-YEAR-OLD Derrica Grace has never been to school, but she can discuss Cryptocurrency, explain the history of the Blank Panther movement, and show you how to shoot an Uzi. It?s all thanks to her father, Derrick Grace II ? an author and mentor to Florida youth who developed his own set of homeschooling curriculums after making the decision to pull his son out of first grade in 2016. Grace II, of Tampa, now spreads a message of individualism and self-sufficiency, and has built a business around his ?Unlearn and Relearn? curriculum, which is available for others to purchase, alongside a range of books containing guidance for adults. What?s more, the 28-year-old has garnered attention for posting a series of videos online showing his daughter Derrica and son Derrick Grace III loading guns and reciting facts learned from their homeschool experience.

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Videos Of This Father Teaching His Young Son And Daughter How To Use High Caliber Guns Sparks Intense Reactions

Derrick Grace says he is teaching his children so they don't fall victim to rampant gun violence.

Published January 26th

A Florida father of four who is home schooling his children has started an intense debate surrounding his curriculum. In addition to teaching his kids about topics he finds relevant to society, he also teaches them how to use guns, including AK-47s and Uzis. 

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Derrick Grace II from Tampa said he has never been a fan of the traditional school system. 

"I'm not a huge fan of the school system state-wide, or on a national level. I think they do a whole lot to dilute the mental progression of our children. So ... we take it into our hands," Derrick told the DailyMail.com. 

When asked why his schooling includes weapons, he said gun violence can take place anywhere, so why not be informed on how to protect yourself. 

"I'm a firm believer that if you have guns in your house, an educated mind is far greater than a wondering mind."

  1. Derrick also opened up about his past as a troubled youth
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TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 8: Derrick Grace II stands outside his family home, where he homeschools his children on December 8, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

SIX-YEAR-OLD Derrica Grace has never been to school, but she can discuss Cryptocurrency, explain the history of the Blank Panther movement, and show you how to shoot an Uzi. It?s all thanks to her father, Derrick Grace II ? an author and mentor to Florida youth who developed his own set of homeschooling curriculums after making the decision to pull his son out of first grade in 2016. Grace II, of Tampa, now spreads a message of individualism and self-sufficiency, and has built a business around his ?Unlearn and Relearn? curriculum, which is available for others to purchase, alongside a range of books containing guidance for adults. What?s more, the 28-year-old has garnered attention for posting a series of videos online showing his daughter Derrica and son Derrick Grace III loading guns and reciting facts learned from their homeschool experience.

PHOTOGRAPH BY Scott Murrish / Barcroft Images
    (Photo: Scott Murrish/Barcroft Images)

    "I was a terrible child," he told the Daily Mail. "At Christmas time we would cut Christmas lights just for the hell of it, to ruin people's holiday. I know I broke into at least 20 cars as a child… we would just go in these guy's houses and sit there and just go through their stuff."

  2. However, Derrick says he is now working to mentor the youth, including his children
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TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 8: Derrica Grace poses outside her family home on December 8, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

SIX-YEAR-OLD Derrica Grace has never been to school, but she can discuss Cryptocurrency, explain the history of the Blank Panther movement, and show you how to shoot an Uzi. It?s all thanks to her father, Derrick Grace II ? an author and mentor to Florida youth who developed his own set of homeschooling curriculums after making the decision to pull his son out of first grade in 2016. Grace II, of Tampa, now spreads a message of individualism and self-sufficiency, and has built a business around his ?Unlearn and Relearn? curriculum, which is available for others to purchase, alongside a range of books containing guidance for adults. What?s more, the 28-year-old has garnered attention for posting a series of videos online showing his daughter Derrica and son Derrick Grace III loading guns and reciting facts learned from their homeschool experience.

PHOTOGRAPH BY Scott Murrish / Barcroft Images
    (Photo: Scott Murrish/Barcroft Images)
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TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 8: Derrick Grace II holds an Uzi as his six-year-old daughter Derrica Grace poses with two handguns on December 8, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

SIX-YEAR-OLD Derrica Grace has never been to school, but she can discuss Cryptocurrency, explain the history of the Blank Panther movement, and show you how to shoot an Uzi. It?s all thanks to her father, Derrick Grace II ? an author and mentor to Florida youth who developed his own set of homeschooling curriculums after making the decision to pull his son out of first grade in 2016. Grace II, of Tampa, now spreads a message of individualism and self-sufficiency, and has built a business around his ?Unlearn and Relearn? curriculum, which is available for others to purchase, alongside a range of books containing guidance for adults. What?s more, the 28-year-old has garnered attention for posting a series of videos online showing his daughter Derrica and son Derrick Grace III loading guns and reciting facts learned from their homeschool experience.

PHOTOGRAPH BY Scott Murrish / Barcroft Images
    (Photo: Scott Murrish/Barcroft Images)
  4. In addition to teaching his children at home, Derrick has spoken at numerous schools and juvenile corrections facilities throughout Tampa and tours the country with Derrick III, Derrica, as well as his two one-year-old daughters, teaching his curriculum. 

  5. Derrick posted videos of his teaching curriculum, the "Foundation" to his social media pages

    Derrick's children, including his daughter Derrica, 6, and his son, Derrick III, learn how to use their father's weapon collection, which includes a Glock 30 and an AK-47. Although the children usually practice with empty magazines, they have been to the gun range as a family. 


  6. Derrick's videos have incited much debate on whether his methods are safe for his children
  7. In response to the criticism, Derrick told people to "wisen up"

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photos: Scott Murrish/Barcroft Images)

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