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Taking an anti out (to the range) in 2 weeks!!!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by reagansquad, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. reagansquad

    reagansquad Well-Known Member

    Taking an anti out in 2 weeks!!!

    I'm so excited for this I can barely contain myself. A good friend of mine is a die-hard party lines democrat. I agree with him on most things, but not guns. He needed a place to stay for a weekend visit, and I told him he could crash here if he let me take him shooting. I already have him memorizing the 4 rules. I think I'll start him with the .22, then the sks, then maybe the 30-06... That should provide a good demonstration on how much more 'high powered' a hunting rifle is than an 'assault weapon' (even though my sks is not legally an assault weapon... you get the jist).
  2. Baba Louie

    Baba Louie Well-Known Member

    After the fun, make sure to show him the propaganda and begin the cleansing of his cranium grey matter. Discuss facts vs. emotions/feelings, fear of the unknown, politicians use of lies to ban things (hunting vs. tyranny control), racism and gun control, criminal behavior and mindset and finally, why the founding fathers went to the trouble of including the second into the rules our government is supposed to play by (don't forget the other 9 amendments originally required to ratify the Constitution).

    Make sure everyone has fun.
  3. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    How about some Kerry election posters as targets?

  4. JFrame

    JFrame Well-Known Member

    ...And another one bites the dust! :)

    Good luck with the "intervention"!
  5. Bubbles

    Bubbles Well-Known Member

    If your range permits them, try getting some reactive or steel targets. They're usually a hit (no pun intended) with new shooters, who like instant feedback that they've hit the target (worry about groups later). For example, plastic two-liter soda bottles filled with water "explode" nicely on impact, and they're cheap. :D
  6. Wedge

    Wedge Well-Known Member

    I will agree with Bubbles. I have taken a few girls and guys who have never shot before out shooting at milk jugs of water and clay targets. They really like seeing the targets explode, and everyone loves shooting the .22.
  7. Trebor

    Trebor Well-Known Member

    If you do have to stick to paper targets, get some of those "C n' C" sticker targets that make the yellow "splash" when you hit them.

    Other then that, make sure he has fun and don't go too heavy on the arguments. Let him draw his own conclusions, with just a few gentle nudges where appropriate.
  8. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Best of success, eh?
  9. Harry Tuttle

    Harry Tuttle Well-Known Member

    i would not let him shoot anything but the 22lr

    until he begs
  10. Average Guy

    Average Guy Well-Known Member

    Good job!

    I'd say, do the 4 rules, then let him shoot safely. But don't start with the heavy stuff (either guns or politics) right away. You might scare him off. Maybe he'll think, on his own, "Hey, that was fun. I wonder what the ruckus is about...?"

    THEN bring out the heavy stuff. :D
  11. fiVe

    fiVe Well-Known Member

    Whew!! I thought you meant you were fed up and goin' postal. :D
  12. Don Gwinn

    Don Gwinn Moderator Emeritus

    1. Balloons are the cheapest and most reactive targets there are, and ranges that prohibit steel allow them.

    2. I hope no one would really take an anti (who is anti because he's a Democrat) out shooting pictures of prominent Democrats. :uhoh:

    3. As someone implied, the time to let him shoot bigger guns is when he asks. Just take them along and shoot whatever you want. When he's ready, he'll ask to shoot it too.

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