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A positive firearms story!

Courtesy of the Kitsap Sun, a story about a trio of teenage Japanese exchange students getting to go have fun at the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club. 

The story is pretty well, written, and does a good job of stressing that things were done safely with these first time shooters.  They were given instruction prior to shooting, and a club member stood with each of them as they shot.  They started with .22's(from the pictures, it looks like a Ruger with a red-dot) and worked their way up to more interesting things like Glock 17's. 

Seeing a positive article about firearms and shooting is always a plus...even if the Kitsap Sun is not quite the Seattle times.  The story even goes as far as to point out that shooting is a 'unique American part of our culture', and compares it favorably to riding horses, visiting Seattle, and Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens. 

I can't imagine getting to go shooting, and knowing that I was not going to get to go again...I'm glad they enjoyed their opportunity, and hopefully they can go back to Japan and spread the word about what fun it was.  Tough to only have one day to make memories that need to last a lifetime. 

1 comment:

  1. (Twilight Zone moment)
    I was just writing ahead a little for my blog, about a friend who invited Japanese tourists to the shooting range!
    Yours is a more positive story!