A gun range exposes kids to a lot more than just lead dust. It also exposes them to the fascination of shooting guns.
Shooting ranges and rifle clubs have plummeted over the last several decades which used to be a “gateway” for youngsters into target shooting. From there, gun marketers hoped teens would grow into adults and become gun owners and hunters. But now the gun industry and lobby have taken more extreme measures. To rescue its declining gun market the gun lobby is desperately trying to lower the hunting age in several states to lure children into the industry’s “gun and hunting culture”.
The Gun Guys
October 18, 2007
Gun Range in Middle School Should Close Now, Not Wait Until 2010
[It’s interesting he uses the same terminology frequently used to reference recreational drug use. Apparently in his mind firearms and recreational drugs are morally equivalent.–Joe]