Originally Posted by Nicholson58
I loved this video - thanks for sharing. Funny
about those invisible McMurdo PFD's.
Putting this in perspective - I have my Father's High school
varsity letter in marksmanship and his rifle & pistol. He carried them to school
& kept them in his locker at Flint HS in Michigan. He also competed on the U of M team. Back in the day when every boy carried a pocket knife for the necessities of cleaning
your nails & removing splinters. Nobody thought negatively about it, nobody felt threatened.
I learned to shoot at summer camp. I mentored the Boy Scouts at the range with carbines and M1 rifles while the cub scouts shot off 1000 round bricks of 22. You don't need to own or love guns
but everyone should spend at least a day at the range. You are not allowed to have an opinion if you never touch one or shoot off a round.
My nephew came for a visit a couple years ago from Australia
so I took he and his Dad to the range for few hours. The young'un was so taken with shooting, he really wanted his own rifle. Because his father had a Stockmans license
he could own firearms so I sent my nephew a Browning .22 for his birthday about a year ago.
He is now the target champion of South Australia
for his age group (16-18) and travels around Australia participating in shooting competitions.
The US naysayers who want an Aussie type firearms prohibition don't understand the sport and have a closed mind to the fun that young people can have at the range. Phil