A couple of years ago when my wife was taking her CC class, there was a young couple there and the girl had never shot a gun in her life and was scared to death of guns. She was so upset when they got to the range she was crying. After mudh encouragement (and maybe a few promises), they got her to shoot a .22 pistol. By the time they finished she was all smiles and said, “That was fun! Can we shoot some more?”
Moral of the story, take a liberal shooting and you may convert one of them over from the dark side.
Nice story. Of course, the most hard-core liberals think that guns talk to each other at night and when they feel like it, start shooting stuff.
As a sometimes “Lurker” at DU, I have found that the pro 2nd Amendment and RKBA types there are just as vehement in their support as any NRA member. They have a tough fight there, but they fight it well.
And yes, I do a brain-purge and all-over-antiseptic-shower after leaving the site...
Generally I blame the violent video games for the mass killings by young people.
But it occurred to me that with all these young people playing all sorts of war games on XBOX etc. that a lot of them want to tryout the real guns as they get older.
So IMO the violent video games over time has actually helped more people get interested in trying to shoot a real gun. And once they do they are hooked.
Similar experience. When I was dating my wife she was a died in the wool dem. Hated guns. Took her shooting, let her blast away with my Ruger Mk I. After about 20-40 shots she said "This is fun I don't know what all the fuss is about, when can we do this again?"
She now has her CC permit and votes Conservative.