I believe that the shooting sports (unlike such stylishly sanitized designer pursuits as fly fishing for the 90s) serve as the politically incorrect metaphor for that most unpopular of citizens – the Classical Man (as opposed to the Modern Man). As such, when I am asked by one who fears and loathes firearms, why anyone would find fascination in weapons, my answer is, ‘For the same reason that makes you afraid of such things’.
Jeff Cooper’s Commentaries Vol. 6, No. 3, March 1998
[I didn’t buy my first firearm until the Clinton’s were elected. I read banned books and I buy banned firearms. I push the envelope because I think it’s the required response. I push back because they started the pushing.–Joe]