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Real Hope for the Future
chaoslodge Member Posts: 790 ✭✭✭✭
edited January 2008 in Gun Rights and Constitutional Law
My 7 year old son firing a Springfield Model 15 .22LR that belonged to his recently deceased grandfather. This was his firt time on the range and the first time the gun had been fired in over 50 years. He was shooting consistent 3" groups all day (200+ rnds) at 20 yards.
I will probably cry myself to sleep tonight.
This sort of activity represents the best hope for preserving the rights guaranteed by the 2nd.
Kids ARE our future.
THANKS for the pic.
Only by getting the young involved in shooting and firearms in general will we keep the 2nd amendment alive. I recently introduced a young friend (19 years old) into target shooting. I took him to the range where he had a chanch to shoot pistols, 38spl,9mm,45acp, and a selection of rifles, my 6.5 Sweedish mauser,K98,303 Enfield, and my AK. However before he even set foot on the range, we discussed SAFETY, SAFETY, and more SAFETY. Everyone of us should make an effort to bring in new people to the shooting sports, and to make sure that we give them a good understanding on what the 2nd amendment is all about.
i think schools should teach baloney detection courses about advertising & marketing---classes about credit & debit cards & finances, & the real stinker to many, about firearms, history, safety, political & legal issues, etc...
I am only 42 and I can remember being excited when I was in elementary school about Jr High because you could be on the rifle team. It was Red Bank, TN which is a suburb of Chattanooga.
Today, in Wake Forest, NC, my son had to get permission to wear a suit of Spartan armor and carry a spear he made out of a dowel and some clay when he did a report on Ancient Greece and the battle of Thermopylae.