good conversation with "anti" friend today
So I have a friend who lives in Seattle who is kind of anti guns. This is a transcript of a conversation we had on gmail today:
Frost: I might go to a shooting range
me: really? how come?
Frost: to try shooting a gun
me: man, i wish i could take you
me: are you thinking about getting a gun?
I don't think people should have guns in the house
me: how come?
Frost: because I think they are dangerous
but I have never held one
so maybe I will change my mind
me: sure, they can be. with proper training and experience they're just like any tool
me: i think once you actually shoot one and learn about it you may think about it
not necessarily about owning one, but more about the dangerousness of it
Sent at 3:14 PM on Tuesday
me: what has spurred your interest in learning how to shoot?
Frost: a girlfriend
Sent at 3:20 PM on Tuesday
Frost: yeah she has gone more than once and said how much she likes it, and they have ladies night so it's cheaper
so I figured I would try it once just to do it
Sent at 3:22 PM on Tuesday
me: nice. just make sure you have someone show you how to use it safely
Frost: yeah I would assume they would
Sorry about the long transcript. Her name isn't really Frost, that's just a nickname I have for her. Anyways...in case we talk about it again, any tips or pointers? Sounds like she's still a little leary of them but is opening up to the notion of guns.