If you’re looking for some positive press for gun ownership and use in your area, make sure you do your homework on who you pitch at a local paper or other outlet. The same group that published an op-ed mocking the idea that guns can be used to defend families also ran an article promoting 4-H’s program to teach youth how to shoot safely.
In the article, they note that at least two parents who have brought their kids up through the 4-H shooting program at Branch Valley Fish Game & Forestry Association have claimed that their child’s grades improved as a result of the concentration they learned in the shooting sports. I love this quote:
Jordan Bell, 12, of Chalfont, said she signed up when she learned her friends were going through the program.
â€œI really like it, on Friday I canâ€™t wait for school to end because I know Iâ€™m going to come here,â€ Jordan said. â€œI like being able to improve â€” trying to outdo myself.â€
That’s pretty much an anti-gun advocate’s worst nightmare. A 12-year-old girl who decided to try shooting because her friends did it and is now so hooked on the sport that she’s going to spend her summer on the range. I feel like someone will need to get some smelling salts up to Joan Peterson if she reads this story.
Even better, the article closes by telling parents how they can get their children involved with the added note that it’s only $3 a week to cover the equipment and ammo expenses.
2 thoughts on “Positive Kids & Shooting Coverage”
My daughter and I try to get out to the range weekly. She is a phenomenon everywhere she shoots I suspect because of her size and gender. RSO’s love her for her gun handling she has been repeatedly complemented on her safety. Now she is 12 years old and has been shooting handgun since 10. She started with rifles seriously at 8.
A news crew dropped by at our local gun store/indoor range to do a story on the ammo shortage. They did a remarkably fair piece. They were agog at my daughter, spent 7 or 8 minutes filming her and talking with us.
It’s amazing how many folks have made positive comments after seeing the the news clip. We enjoy taking new shooters out, it’s heartening to see the number of her friends that have come out and been unable to wipe the smiles off their faces.
Young people handling guns in a safe and sane manner can leave a very positive impression.
Here was the news clip: >> http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/21526307/southfield-gun-store-owner-demand-is-abnormal
[quote]Even better, the article closes by telling parents how they can get their children involved with the added note that itâ€™s only $3 a week to cover the equipment and ammo expenses.[/quote]
Quick! Where are they getting their ammo from? If I get hold of their source soon I might be able to get some so I no longer have to hoard what I’ve got. Yes, it’s gotten down to shoot one/replace one. :(
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