Range trip - July 4th 2009


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rbernie
July 4, 2009, 09:39 PM
I went to make my own version of fireworks today, starting with 125rds (+/-) of 12ga shells and ending with a bunch o' 9x19 and 45ACP.

The range was more crowded than usual, but that's common on a holiday. What made me pleased beyond words was how the VAST majority of the shooters on the pistol range were NOT speaking English. The vast majority were Filipino or Vietnamese or some flavor of South American, and I was clearly the token fat white guy. I spoke to several folk while I waited for a lane, and they informed me that they were naturalized citizens who came to the range to celebrate the Fourth in an appropriate fashion.

Of all the BBQs and fireworks likely to be enjoyed, I could think of nothing better to speak to the intent of the holiday than these immigrant citizens spending the day at the gun range.

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Walkalong
July 4, 2009, 10:14 PM
Good to see them exercising the new gun rights they may not have had before. We need folks like this who have new found fever about freedom and what it takes to get it and keep it.

Prion
July 4, 2009, 10:59 PM
That's great. One of my closest friends is Fillipino and is a second generation American. He and his family are as patriotic and gun loving as they come.

Gamera
July 4, 2009, 11:01 PM
That's great :)

Hardtarget
July 4, 2009, 11:15 PM
Couldn't get to the range today, but, there is one day next week with "range trip" written all over it! I've got rifles that need a field trip and I've got the week off. It will happen...even if I have to kidnap the wife and take her with me! :D

Mark

peyton
July 5, 2009, 02:11 AM
Nope, I am not allowed a firearm in the middle of the war. VP was here at Camp Victory for the 4th and got to visit a lot of soldiers. The sandstorm we are in keeps us from seeing the "fireworks" shot into the camp, until you hear and feel the impact. So someone go out and empty a magazine for me!!

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