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From the SF Chronicle, of all places.

The comments section after the article is priceless.

1 posted on 01/07/2013 9:12:14 AM PST by GSWarrior
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Great article, good for the kid.. But I’d take a SMLE over an AR any day of the week.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 9:40:02 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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A century ago, competitive shooting was common. Then along came The Great War and with it Sargeant York. When the next war comes, we will have no Sargeant York's and we will lose.

Sargent York (1941)

3 posted on 01/07/2013 9:41:51 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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Shooting is not entirely an old guys sport. There are tons of young folks involved in the NRA Jr. Marksmanship program. It teaches patience, cooperation, breath control and other skills that kids will require when they're old enough to start dating.

I don't know when schools became gun free zones, but it was after I attended college in the mid to late '70's. I didn't have one rifle under my bed in the dorm, but two. A number of students had deer rifles on campus and we were in compliance with school policies at the time.

Nowadays, that would give the poor Dean of Students a serious case of the vapors and the Maine State Police SWAT team would be in position outside the dorm. Fortunately the school would make counselors available to help troubled students and staff work through the trauma.

I'm an agnostic as to whether we have too many or too few firearms in this country. I've got all I'll ever need. I do wish more people were comfortable with and more accomplished at handling firearms though. The NRA has done some good work in reaching out and introducing newbies to guns, but could do a lot more.

4 posted on 01/07/2013 9:50:02 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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I clicked over for the comments as those are always good entertainment but there are none on that article now. Too bad...


5 posted on 01/07/2013 10:19:05 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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I tell you, my son was sooo proud to qualify as a expert in USMC boot camp. A week of bad weather so training was cut short and it was windy. He did good on some positions/ranges then slipped. He was resigned to getting sharpshooter, so he just said “hell with it”, relaxed and enjoyed shooting on the last stage, 500 meters prone. Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang. 5 in the black at 500! Wow.


6 posted on 01/07/2013 11:30:04 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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