I grew up surrounded by men who owned guns, predominately rifles and shotguns. They spent their free time on deer leases, duck blinds and the gun range when they weren’t on boats catching whatever the water had to offer that day. These traditions go back generations on both sides of my family. My great grandmother was a pretty fair shot in her day, but I’ve been the only other woman in my family since to handle firearms on a regular basis. My Uncle Bud took me to the gun range for the first time when I was ten, I knocked the eye out the target that day with his smallest rifle and I was hooked. I’ve been on gun range dates where I’ve outshot my men friends, ruining any potential romance and javelina hunts in South Texas where the mad pigs sent everyone scrambling for the roof of the truck. (I have to admit to a range preference, I don’t care for the taste of game.) I find having competence with firearms empowering, it’s a great skill and I’m glad to see Sarah Palin motivating more women to learn the sport.
I found this video at Tigerhawk’s place, his caption is too juicy not to share!
“The Europeans are never going to understand this. Their loss.”