good conversation with "anti" friend today
This is a discussion on good conversation with "anti" friend today within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; 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 ...
June 23rd, 2009 05:30 PM
June 23rd, 2009 05:44 PM
Try to find an NRA instructor in her area, preferably female; the range might have a suggestion. As you know, the first impression will be crucial and a seasoned instructor will be of a great help.
They know what to look for and how to work down the concerns of a first time shooter.
The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
The second rule: "Bring enough gun"
jfl (NRA Life Member/Instructor - GOA - IDPA - GSSF - ex-IHMSA)
June 23rd, 2009 07:48 PM
I second jfl's post. He needs a qualified instructor to teach him safety and the basics. Tell your friend politely that when the subject is guns and gun safety never assume anything and when in doubt check it out. Sounds to me that his mind may be opening. No matter what the motivation is he is about to take the first step toward the rest of his life. Be there for him so he doesn't fall when and if he stumbles.
June 23rd, 2009 10:04 PM
+1...Most people are just ignorant because of lack of exposure. Maybe you have a convert.
Friends don't let friends be MALL NINJAS.
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June 24th, 2009 04:17 AM
My .02. Make sure she has someone knowledgable about guns and safety go with her. Dont want something bad to happen and reaffirm how she may already feel. You know. To show her guns can be safe. Start out with smaller calibers. Some people tend to start out to big and are overwhelmed and get scared of the recoil, sound of it going off etc. Its easier to learn the basics of gun use and saftey with smaller cals. IMO
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