Thursday, December 28, 2006

More Christmas Firearm News!

Guns, and gun owners are being portrayed by the media in a good light more often than I can recall happening in recent history. There is still a very large amount of anti-gun news being reported, but small stories like this are becoming more common:

From News 4, KXLY:

Jeff Humphrey

SPOKANE -- With all the unwrapping and holiday dinner left behind on Tuesday a lot of people who didn’t have to work had some time to sit down and enjoy playing with their presents. Or, as the case was with many people, they took their new presents to the gun range.

The Sharp Shooting gun range in Spokane was closed on Christmas Day so Tuesday morning there was quite a crowd of new gun owners anxious to try out their gifts.

One of them was Ryan Evans, who must have been very good husband this year. His wife, with a little help from Santa, went out and bought him a .44 Magnum – a hand-held cannon that’s known as the weapon of choice for Hollywood's Dirty Harry – that’s surprisingly accurate.
Now I am getting a tad bit jealous...

Shooting is actually a family sport and respect for guns is something passed down from generation to generation. A lever action rifle is Kyle Graham’s first weapon and with a little help from his dad Butch is already familiar with some very important safety concepts.

"Always keep the muzzle pointed down range ... you always treat it like it's loaded," Kyle said.
Now for my favorite quote from the article:

Kids will always be curious about guns but experts say you can safely satisfy that interest at your local gun range, which can also be another way for parents and children to spend time together.
After the first of the year, I will be taking the sons of another blogger out for their first session at the range. I am really looking forward to this opportunity to introduce these guys to firearms and work with them on safety (maybe we will end up with a couple new 4H shooters by the time the day is done). I will introduce the basics, and be the last word on safety, while dad will be working with them on marksmanship. It is going to be a good day.

This article was found on Keep and Bear Arms.

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