Gun ranges make shooting about as easy as it can be made. They provide you with a lane and a specific target and with clean weapons that probably won't malfunction when you try to perform basic activities with them. If that sounds unremarkable, spend more time with a friend that is constantly trying to change one type of weapon into another type of weapon. "This was a rife, but I sawed off the barrel and glued two scopes and a deer skull to it for intimidation purposes." Real-life guns are always better when they don't look like something you'd scavenge from a Fallout 4 mutant.
It Did Not Change My Opinion On Gun Control
When you talk to a large number of people about gun control, there's always a group of weird, sad gnomes that will jump to the conclusion that some person is going to go door to door with a burlap sack and ask them, "Please put your guns in here. If you don't, you'll go to jail forever." I don't believe that everyone should have their guns taken away from them, but I also don't have a delusion where I turn into Rambo and save my cowering household with my firearm on a daily basis.
I also have a sword.
I can't hear about a classroom of people being gunned down and still tell myself, "But sometimes, criminals get stopped, too, so you have to take the good with the bad!" The bad sucks. We should be doing what we can to ensure that the bad happens less. When it comes to human life, to sit by and simply take the good with the bad is a lazy and stupid approach. I appreciate the emails in advance, people that use phrases like "the pussification of America." I, for one, can assure you that the Founding Fathers would love your memes.
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The lingering spirit of a trigger-happy poltergeist did not invade my body during my time at gun ranges, and though they're not my favorite things in the world, I'll probably be going back to them because they're fun, and I respect the way that they're run. Being for gun control and going to a gun range is not "sleeping with the enemy" or a hypocrisy thing. It's a game. You see if you can hit targets with a piece of metal that makes a really loud sound. If you don't like guns or anything related to them, that's fine. You don't deserve to be talked down to by people who think that guns are inherently patriotic, like bald eagles that you cram .357 Magnum ammunition into. The people that think otherwise are the people that gun range employees roll their eyes at.
Archery ranges, though? The people that go to them are insane.
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If you really want to have fun at a gun range, try hitting all the targets at once with a Duck's Foot Pistol (joking, not safe!) as seen in 7 Awesomely Insane Guns People Actually Used, and learn more about gun owners in 6 Things Gun Lovers And Haters Can Agree On.
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