Quote of the day—Scott Reeder

Recently, I enrolled in a conceal carry class. I wanted to learn more about what is becoming a growing movement in our country.

The folks taking the class cut across the socio/economic spectrum. There was a truck driver and a dentist. There were older folks and twentysomethings. And I sat next to a young mother who could outshoot everyone in the class.

What struck me was how ordinary they were.

I didn’t see any gang colors – unless you count camouflage. I found my classmates to be polite and concerned about the well being of their families.

Those who support more restrictions on guns would have you believe that folks who want to carry are Dirty Harry types ready to shove a revolver in someone’s face and shout, “Go ahead, make my day.”

I’ve never met a gun owner like that.

Scott Reeder
September 9, 2016
A baby step for gun control
[Part of the problem we have is that everything some people know about guns and gun owners they learned via T.V. and movies. And, of course, the characters as well as the drama and effects are larger than life.

This is why it is critically important to come out of the closet as a gun owner and take new shooters to the range so they can become acquainted with reality.—Joe]


3 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Scott Reeder

  1. Great point, Joe!

    I’ve taken a number of folks to the Pistol Club I belong to and started them off with safe gun handling procedures and moved them up through the .22’s to (usually) a 9mm.

    The outdoor range is appealing to many and they like the higher degree of privacy we have vs a public indoor range.

    I’ve seen the interest in shooting reignite in a couple of folks and some others simply got to see that a gun is very much a device that’s used by a person. Guns don’t shoot people, people do.

    Jeff B.

  2. In the two CHL classes I’ve taken here in Texas, the most common reason given for taking the class was to learn what the gun laws were regarding carrying a firearm and defensive firearm use.

    In other words, people wanted to be law abiding, even in the extreme need of self defense.

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