Out of the Closet

GruntDoc is a blog by an emergency room physician in Texas. He e-mailed me a few days ago, indicating apprehension that his regular audience might not enjoy his blogging about his hobby.  Judging from the comments, I would say he’s got not much to worry about. Look at this comment:

Outstanding. I’m a .308 guy myself, but there’s nothing wrong with the 300 mag.  Shooting as a sport is as American as mom and apple pie. Anybody who’s going to be sickened and horrified that you own a bullet-launching device needs their head examined.[…]

Shooters are everywhere, and in places you’d never expect. It’s one of the few sports where you can be on the line with a carpenter on one side of you, and a college professor on the other side. In fact, you can find that at my club any given Thursday.  I decided 7 years ago not to keep my hobby a secret, and I’ve never found anyone particularly offended by the idea.

I think it’s important for shooters to be open with people about their hobby, because knowing someone who shoots is going to be a big factor in putting things into perspective for the non-gun owning public, and you’ll probably be surprised just how many people actually share your hobby.

2 thoughts on “Out of the Closet”

  1. I’m at an urban medical school in the murder capitol city. I’ve found three other students who want to set up a shooting club. We’ve managed to find two ER docs for sponsors, one of whom collects EBRs. Shooters are everywhere, you just have to know how to look for them.

  2. It’s all great until you have to deal with the actual sheep one by one…that’s the thankless part.

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