Day after day, I read about a lady taken to the range by her boyfriend, husband, dad, or other male friend.  This story made my day for a few reasons.

1.  A lady takes a gentleman to the range, so that HE can shoot for the FIRST time.  (I am sure we are going to hear about this more and more as time goes by.)

2.  It details how someone who was once very set on increased gun control actually had never shot a gun before and had an incorrect idea about what happens at a range.  Once he shot various calibers of pistols, he thought it would be a fun sport, found that he might be good at it with practice, and ended up enjoying himself very much.  I think this is the best way to win over anti-gun people to “our” side.

For 30 years, Washington banned handguns, but now the city is about to make it easier for law-abiding residents to legally own a firearm.  Read about it here. On Tuesday, the D.C. Council is expected to pass the Firearms Amendment Act of 2012 under expedited procedures so it can take effect this summer. The ordinance will do away with many of the expensive and time-consuming hurdles to registering a gun in the District.

Emily Miller, the senior editor for the Opinion pages at The Washington Times, and the writer of “Emily Gets Her Gun” had a rare opportunity.  D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, who as recently as last fall was opposed to easing the restrictions, has reversed his beliefs and asked Emily to take him to the range.  He confessed that he has never actually shot a gun before.  The article will take you through their whole adventure, where at the end he was gathering a few brass casings and saving his target to hang on the office wall.  He really enjoyed his day.

If everyone who loves their gun, gets one person to go to the range and shows them the positives – we might win over a whole nation.  I challenge everyone to teach someone to shoot today.





5 Replies to “A Lady Takes a DC Councilman to the Range and Changes His Perspective”

  1. I had a husband and wife as students in my basic pistol class a few months ago…the wife grew up shooting guns with her dad. The husband was “anti gun” because he’d NEVER shot one before. The wife suggested a “date night” at the indoor range…and he got hooked.
    Now they own matching Glock 34’s, a Kimber, and 2 M4 type carbines (they each picked out how they wanted theirs built after my carbine class).
    Now they shoot every week….and the only complaint: “why is it so hard and expensive to buy a gun in Calif?”

    1. Hello CI! I haven’t retired yet – no matter how it looks! The Navy sent me on a temporary assignment and then I went on a “Shooting Vacation”. I am back – I am doing some site maintenance tonight then I will let you all know what I have been up to!

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