The great body of our citizens shoot less as time goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world…The first step — in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come — is to teach men to shoot!
President Theodore Roosevelt’s last message to Congress
[Schoolgirls and women should be added to the list. — Joe]