Originally Posted by Tackleberry1
Those who know me know there is nothing I love more that the opportunity to introduce new shooters to our sport with the hope of creating not only a shooter, but a pro 2A voter as well.
I think we all recognize that the a fun day with a "bullet box" is far more persuasive than a lecture from a "soap box".
With these goals in mind, despite living in a predominately liberal area, I proudly wear my status as an avid shooter and volunteer RSO openly for all to see and carry that persona in a friendly approachable manner.
Last Sunday I was approached by a neighbor who's total firearms experience could be summed up in one trip to a skeet range 10 years ago. A couple of car break ins ins and 1 home burglary in our neighborhood has his wife worried and she's decided she'd like a gun for home protection.
They are leaning toward a pistol and we've scheduled a day to take them up to the range where I can introduce them the manual of arms for pistols and revolvers, and put them both behind my collection to see what they like.
These are very nice neighbor who are also CA transplants but I'm not sure of their politics... Regardless, it's a chance to create another ally for our side so I'm happy to make the investment.
Politics besides (If you enjoy your natural right to self protection join the NRA regardless of petty side politics you may or may not agree with OUR main focus is protecting the second amendment
) should be checked at the door, there's no reason to bring anything other than guns up, that's the way I've been able to make so many friends from all sides of the fence, I keep my mouth shut about politics that aren't relevant, keep Obama comments to myself if they can't do the same I just change the subject. What your doing is the most important social work you could be, it's not worth destroying your good deed with petty and honestly trivial side politics when the bigger picture is SO MUCH MORE important.
The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory. - Col. Jeff Cooper.