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Old 10-03-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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OK, to ease JD's mind and put something positive up on the forum...

I can report that America is alive and well. At least for a moment last weekend. I went to the local range as I like to do on the weekends. It is run by the state natural resource department, a very nice facility. I got there a half hour after opening and just smiled to myself as I saw the packed parking lot full of trucks, jeeps and SUVs. I could hear everything from magnum rifles down to 22s firing at the covered bays as I got my weapons out. I checked in and headed to the line. When the first cease fire was called I watched as the shooters appeared behind the line and saw grandfathers with grandsons, fathers with daughters, groups of young men and single shooters that had that sense of quiet purpose about them. I saw more than once during the morning instances of "here, you want to shoot this?" I thought to myself this is what it is all about.
So the heart is still here. Its easy to get caught up in the "going to hell in a hand basket" (sure, we do have our problems) but go into your weekend knowing that there is a lot of good too. So get out there and get after it gents, maybe I will see some of you this weekend.

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Awesome post brother - That's some gun range soup for the soul right there...

I needed that going into the weekend....

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Amen! We arent all wanna be killers collecting guns for the apocalypse, were mostly sportsmen and sportswomen who love what we do and do it safely. Its something thats been passed down from generation to generation. Its who we are and god willing who we will always be.

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Thanks, hillbilly. You're right -- America is alive and well, and it's important not to lose faith in Americans.

There are some problems in D.C. right now, but nothing we can't overcome.

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I also think we find it easy to get caught up in this high speed life and not be satisfied with things that matter most,like life itself. Let's slow down an think about what makes us happy. America is OK

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Great post hillbilly68!

It's nice to read something nice that creates a genuine and warm smile.

Dillinger is absolutely correct in his statement that IS "some gun range soup for the soul right there..."

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OK, to ease JD's mind and put something positive up on the forum...

I can report that America is alive and well. At least for a moment last weekend. I went to the local range as I like to do on the weekends. It is run by the state natural resource department, a very nice facility. I got there a half hour after opening and just smiled to myself as I saw the packed parking lot full of trucks, jeeps and SUVs. I could hear everything from magnum rifles down to 22s firing at the covered bays as I got my weapons out. I checked in and headed to the line. When the first cease fire was called I watched as the shooters appeared behind the line and saw grandfathers with grandsons, fathers with daughters, groups of young men and single shooters that had that sense of quiet purpose about them. I saw more than once during the morning instances of "here, you want to shoot this?" I thought to myself this is what it is all about.
So the heart is still here. Its easy to get caught up in the "going to hell in a hand basket" (sure, we do have our problems) but go into your weekend knowing that there is a lot of good too. So get out there and get after it gents, maybe I will see some of you this weekend.

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I took my daughter to the range Sat. as well.

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OK, to ease JD's mind and put something positive up on the forum...

I can report that America is alive and well. At least for a moment last weekend. I went to the local range as I like to do on the weekends. It is run by the state natural resource department, a very nice facility. I got there a half hour after opening and just smiled to myself as I saw the packed parking lot full of trucks, jeeps and SUVs. I could hear everything from magnum rifles down to 22s firing at the covered bays as I got my weapons out. I checked in and headed to the line. When the first cease fire was called I watched as the shooters appeared behind the line and saw grandfathers with grandsons, fathers with daughters, groups of young men and single shooters that had that sense of quiet purpose about them. I saw more than once during the morning instances of "here, you want to shoot this?" I thought to myself this is what it is all about.
So the heart is still here. Its easy to get caught up in the "going to hell in a hand basket" (sure, we do have our problems) but go into your weekend knowing that there is a lot of good too. So get out there and get after it gents, maybe I will see some of you this weekend.

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Thank you for that Bro! I've been pretty bitter for a long time and you just made me feel like a million bucks
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Thanks,I needed that.

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