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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    JayG is Cleaning Up Comment
    Gregory Morris, 4/20/09 7:59:56 pm
    Scoring newbie points left and right.

    Seriously. This guy lives in arguably the least gun-friendly state in the nation! The rest of us are seriously slacking. Voting pro-gun, talking pro-gun, and donating to pro-gun organizations are all important. But none of those are nearly as important to the future of shooting sports, and our rights to own guns as taking new people shooting.

    Of course, its harder to find a complete newbie in Florida...

    [Comments are closed after a month.]

    Re: JayG is Cleaning Up
    Jay G., 4/21/09 8:34:32 am
    Heh. Thanks for the linky-love!

    I was ruminating on that the other day. On the one hand, it's harder for me to find people that will actually dare to express an interest in firearms. The anti-gun attitude is *so* pervasive here, I've joked that we're like Christians in ancient Rome, drawing little stick-figure 1911s in the dirt...

    On the other hand, there's a much better chance of finding someone that has *NEVER* shot a gun before here...

    There's at least three more from that same family (Dad, daughter, son) to come, too... ;)
    Re: JayG is Cleaning Up
    Denis Baldwin, 4/21/09 9:11:34 am
    I'm always surprised at how many people show disgust and fear when they realize I'm a gun owner and hobby shooter. So many people have it in their minds that guns are evil and will just "go off" regardless. I'm starting to lose what I thought were friends simply by virtue of having guns, even though I don't bring it up or carry them all the time.
    Re: JayG is Cleaning Up
    Gregory Morris, 4/21/09 11:05:34 am
    Denis, I make sure to bring it up often :) Most of my friends just roll their eyes and say, "There he goes again..." My sister is actually the only one who gets upset with me when I talk about guns.

    You should try and convince some of your hoplophobe friends to come to the range. Hell, if you can convince any of them, tell them I'll pay for ammo (which is no small thing these days!)
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