Take a friend shooting day!Submitted by moneymikeGBW on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:19
I was headed out to my local gun range about two weeks ago. I had to stop at the sports store to pick up some 9mm and 45 colt rounds when I ran into one of my old buddies from high school. We walked through the aisles catching up and when we finally came to the firearms section of the store. Almost immediately my friend started talking about gun control.
He rambled on for quite awhile, and after he finished I asked him one question...."Have you ever handled any guns before?" His answer was no. So, since I was headed to the range anyway I invited him to come with me. We proceeded to spend the next couple hours going over proper gun safety and range practices. You could tell he was really nervous at first but after awhile he warmed up to the idea of firing the gun. It got a little bit expensive firing all those 45 colt rounds but I just kept my mouth shut. This person was against guns only hours before, but was now standing next to me firing off round after round. (With a big smile on his face mind you.)
When the rounds I had purchased that day went dry, I packed up my firearms and showed my friend the proper way to case your guns, put them in the back seat, and dropped him off at home.
I just revived a call about 20 minutes ago. My friend just got back from the store. He went and bought his first gun...a Smith and Wesson 9mm sigma series. I have debated with people on many occasions about our right to bear arms and usually I get nowhere. So it just blew me away that with this friend all I had to do was take him to the range!
I propose that we all find a friend, a coworker, a parent, a neighbor, and take them shooting!!