One thing of note that concerned me. (And I apologize if this offends anyone.)Â But I was rather distraught by the general age of the attendees. Many being what Iâ€™d label as either elderly or Vietnam vet age. I do not say this as insult, I greatly respect both groups.Â But the twenty and thirty year olds were in very low quantity in comparison.Â This put a chill down my spineâ€¦
Iâ€™ve seen many churches with similar demographics, and many churches that are now condominiums because once those demographic groups pass; the church no longer has enough members to sustain it.
There are plenty of young shooters out there.Â Go to any gun show, you’ll see a mix of the young and the old.Â Go to any club or community event, and you’ll see only old people.Â Young people are not involved in the issue politically.Â There are a few reasons for this:
- Young people are eschewing civic organizations as a whole.
- Young people have less time to devote to civic engagement.
- Young people seem to be less interested in competitive shooting.
- A lot of these guys don’t know defeat.Â I was nineteen when the Brady Act passed.Â I was twenty when the assault weapons ban passed.Â A lot of these guys in their twenties don’t realize that gun control will come for them.Â I see the guns these guys check out at the shows.Â They really don’t know they are a target and can lose their rights.
He’s observed something here that I do think is a real problem.Â If we don’t create a new generation of gun leaders, when the existing generation gets too old or dies off, were screwed.Â People have to get involved if we want to keep this right.Â There really is no other alternative.