Skip to comments.FROM THE EDITOR: I was a gun show virgin(AZ)
Posted on 09/20/2012 3:57:13 AM PDT by marktwain
My first recollection involving a real gun was when I was about 8 years old and Dad took us boys out to a pasture in Minnesota with a 12-gauge.
One of the brothers was smart. He brought along two washcloths and packed them under his shirt to absorb the kick. He didnt share, so the rest of us nearly had our arms ripped off when we pulled the trigger. I declined Dads offer for another go at it, and it was a while before I shot another gun.
I dont mind guns, and even considered getting one when we moved here until I realized its the big city from whence we came where youd more likely need the extra security. Alas, we ended up in Rancho Sahuarita, so weve opted to spread Lego pieces across the carpet to deter intruders.
So far, so good.
Even though Im not in the market, however, I did take the opportunity Saturday to cash in on a free pass to a gun show at the county fairgrounds. It was my first.
A gun show (like an Occupy rally) is a great lesson in stereotypes. Bear with me as I reinforce some, blow up others, and have fun with the rest. And thats the operative word your first time at a gun show: Fun. (Thats if you dont take it all too seriously.)
I was standing at a table full of handguns pretending I knew what I was looking at when I heard a young lady to my right say, How does this look on me?
I glanced over and there she was, arm held out in front of her, looking at a set of brass knuckles like it was a diamond ring.
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Overall, it was not too bad, but it is hard to overcome the condencension that seems to permeate the authors attitude. I would give Dan a B+ for his attempt at being evenhanded. It seem as "chickified" an article as I have seen in a while, though. Too bad his first experience with a firearm seemed to cause some mild hoplophobia. Start new shooters with a .22!
That was pretty damn funny!
The fact that the author was put off guns for years shows how stupid Dad was, if that wasn't his goal.
“But you cant escape the fact that a gun that looks like a toy will likely be treated as one.”
The fact? Another leftie “fact” gets pulled out of the place where the sun don’t shine.
BS....who gives a 12ga to an 8 year old as their first shot?
My first shot was with a .22LR bolt action Winchester. Easy, fun and created a lifetime of love with guns
Well, if he paid gun show prices for anything he ain’t a virgin anymore!
I’d give him a flat F.
Most conservatives have read at least through the 10th Amendment and still wonder what the heck happened to it.
Oh, my daughters were both dab hands with the 1911 by the time they were 8 :).
Just let the kids set their own speed.
Quite a few bought a small handgun for “protection” and found that once the gun bug bit them, they couldn't stop. One guy I work with was a big Obama supporter, and now has two AR’s and is saving for a nice .338 Lapua.
Once the issue becomes non partisan, we win.
Maybe dad realized that his son was poffer and should not have anything to do with guns, so he made sure that hw would leave them alone. /s
You are correct. Once the Constitution becomes taken seriously, we start to restore it. Progressivism is an ugly mental disease.
Same here. It was on Grandpa’s small farm in Idaho. He had a no-name .22LR bolt action made in 1908. The extractor was worn and didn’t always extract spent cartridges, but it was great fun shooting snapping turtles in the farm pond with Dad and Grandpa from up on an adjacent hill. He later gave me that rifle and I mounted a scope on it and sharpened the extractor so it worked well. My buds and I got great fun with it in college on the Missouri River bottoms south of Columbia. I think Dad sold it a garage sale when they downsized to a condo around 1990.
Which is 2 amendments and a preamble more than any democrat I know!
The Democrats don’t even like the first amendment
Not stupid, if Dad wanted sons to stay away from guns for a few years.
Have you ever heard of Dad stories where the son gets caught trying to smoke cigarettes for the first time, so he makes the son sit there and smoke the whole pack, until he vomits?
The same with chewing tobacco. And don’t spout laws.
It is entirely possible the father was thinking of his son(s) for those times when he was not at home to watch what the were doing at that young age.