Caleb takes a different point of view on the matter discussed earlier, and gives us some more information about Jim Scoutten’s views about what shouldn’t be on TV in regards to the shooting sports.Â I don’t really disagree with Jim on his points.Â I suspect where Boomershoot would fit would be his fifth point:
5) Any event that requires an extraordinary expense by a viewer to become involved. (Full auto events are, at best, an expensive curiosity, and can not extend our invitation to â€œget involvedâ€)
Though I’ve heard of clubs that do shoots with tannerite, it’s true that it’s not accessible to most people.Â I’ll give ShootingUSA their editorial prerogative on this one, but is this about it not being appropriate for ShootingUSA or exposure to television at all?Â I don’t think there’s been any damage to the shooting sports by coverage such at this.Â Â Quite to the contrary, I think it presents Joe’s event as a lot of fun.
So I guess the question is, is Jim Scoutten saying that Boomershoot isn’t appropriate for ShootingUSA, because it’s beyond the perspective of the show, or that Boomershoot isn’t appropriate for any mainstream audience?Â If it’s the latter, I disagree.Â I can understand why you wouldn’t want to show people at Knob Creek machine gunning a junkyard school bus.Â I can see why you wouldn’t want to cover a gaggle of mall ninjas dressed in black or camo.Â There’s a lot of context missing there for the uninitiated.Â But I don’t put Boomershoot into that category.Â I think most people who aren’t reflexively afraid of guns would understand it as fun.