Among my morning reads is Randi Rogers’ Shooting. It is a good compendium of articles, pictures, and videos on shooting and gun issues. One of her regular links is to competitor Julie Golob who is captain of the Smith and Wesson Team and her blog.
In her reflections on the recent election, she concluded with this:
I am frustrated, disappointed, and at times, shocked by many of President Obama’s policies and actions. As a parent, veteran, shooter and hunter, like so many of you, I worry over what the next four years will bring. Now, more than ever before, is the time to share your passion for your right to own firearms, hunt, shoot and protect yourself. Be proactive and share the fun and excitement of your sport. Be the positive example. Encourage others to give shooting a try. Let’s continue to be welcoming ambassadors for our gun rights!
I think that is excellent advice. Bringing new people into shooting is like the flu shot I got yesterday – it is a vaccination. In this case, a vaccination against the gun prohibitionists and the laws they would like to see enacted. Once a person see just how fun shooting can be or, in the case of many women, empowering, they are not going to believe the lies, half-truths, and distortions our opponents regularly spout.