Growing up my dad had a bebe gun and a couple shot guns that I know of. I shot my first gun when I was 16 at FFA Camp shooting at clay pigeon's. Let me tell you, I suck! Out of 100 rounds, I broke 2 clay pigeon's but, that was also the first time I'd ever shot a gun so I definitely get an A for effort.
I respect guns. Point blank. I'm not going to lie, they even scare me a bit because I know what they are capable of.
I'm not planning on debating gun control issues with you, but I can tell you, just because it could potentially be a law to not own guns someday, doesn't mean that people will follow it. There are many drugs out there to be had that are illegal. That doesn't stop a person who is addicted to them and still wants them. So what would make someone think that if they took away guns, the bad people wouldn't get them? I personally would at least like to know how to use a gun properly in case I ever had to, hoping I never do!
My husband, being a veteran from the United States Army knows the ins and outs of guns. Last weekend some friends of ours are working on their permit to carry concealed (they are search and rescue people) and they were shooting targets at another friend's house and we were invited over.
This was the first time I'd ever shot a hand gun and it intimidated me just a bit. Remember, all I've ever shot is a shot gun... Luckily hubby was there to walk me through the process.
The first rule to gun safety - ALWAYS treat the gun as if it were loaded. NEVER point it at a person, rather point it at the ground or down range.
This was my friend A's revolver. It's pink, do you see that?
When I turned around from shooting, I noticed I had an audience.
So out of 20 rounds I got 18 on the actual target. My first 10 I got 9 out of 10 on the target. I was told that was an A.... whatever that means :).
You stand at 20 feet from the target. Earl is demonstrating here for all to see.
And then we were ready to battle it off, sister to sister, target to target. Who won?? Guess we'll never know...
And just in case you're wondering what he's referring to when he says "Like the lady in Texas" click on the phrase for the link. Snopes proved it false, but it's still a good story :).
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