They’re coming to grab your guns. They’re your friends, family, loved ones. Even strangers will do it, if you let them. Some reporters have been known to do it, too, if you invite them.
With your permission, these people will take your gun, gently, from your hands into theirs. Shoot, they will. Learn, they must.
They will touch your gun all over. And another one. And another one. And other one. So many makes, so many models!
Questions will be asked, probed. They’ll load your gun, but certainly won’t loathe your gun. They’ll ooh, ahh, ogle, and be in awe of your gun(s).
It goes unsaid, but for those who don’t know: you will teach them to keep it pointed in a safe direction.
They might even “borrow” your ammunition. And leave behind the brass.
Though your ammo will be spent, you’ll oftentimes expect no reimbursement.
When the moment, or day, or shooting weekend is over, they’ll express gratitude, then return your tool, graciously.
You’ll clean the instrument, without minding at all.
Not only is an armed society a polite society, it’s a gunsharing, caring society.
If you’re a righteous gun owner, you’re essentially part of the gunsharing community. Gunsharing is a voluntary, legal activity in which one person owns and shares their gun(s) with one or more people, whilst providing gun safety teaching, free of charge. This is done out of compassion, because gun owners care about sharing their knowledge, skills, and tools.
After gunsharing, fellow gun users will want to grab your gun. Because it’s so much fun. Safe, too.
Gunsharing is it’s own little sharing economy of sorts.
This post goes out to all the men and women, who, over the years, have allowed me to familiarize myself with their magnificent tools. Thank you. And you. And you. And you.
Readers, what kind of guns have you legally borrowed from other righteous gun owners? I’m bracing myself for a looooong list. Let’s hear it. Tell the gun grabbers just how far – and how safely – one gun goes.
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