I have been reading a lot in the media about helping out the LGTB community arm and train themselves. The plea has gone out to touch base with LGTB organizations and offer training for free or a reduced cost. This call has gone out to the sport shooters as well as Certified Instructors and those weekend plinkers.
I think this is great, and we need to take it a step forward. We are in an election cycle that will define how our country is shaped for many years to come. It’s not just four or eight years. It’s for decades in the future. We have the chance of our leaders selecting the next one to four Supreme Court Justices.
We need to be talking up the 2nd amendment. We need to be educating and training “all” American’s we can have a civil discourse with. If you are an American, the 2nd amendment pertains to you. People need to wake up and recognize how near we are to loosing this right. It Is a right, don’t for get!
There are always people we can talk to. You may feel like you have talked to all of your family and friends. It’s time to seek out new faces. If you are in the Doctor’s office and have a few idle minutes, chat up a fellow waiter. You can usually find out where they stand by just asking if they know what the words are to the 2nd amendment. You will find people who don’t want to discuss GUNS, who are very against any type of gun ownership. Pass those people with a kind word and go on to the next. Many times you will find people who have no opinion or are not sure how they feel.
These are the people you can provide an explanation to how important that 2nd amendment is. These are the people who have an open mind. For every person you inform and who will listen to what you have said, may take the step of voting for our 2nd amendment rights. These are the people you can take to the gun range and share your knowledge with.
Most importantly when you talk to people and they are receptive to the “Gun” conversation you have the opportunity to invite them to the range. Maybe some of their friends or family will come. If they are not comfortable going to the range just yet, maybe a mini gun safety class at your home would be more appropriate (always be safe, as with anyone).
By all means reach out to the various communities. Invite the people who go to your beauty shop or your barber shop or any other group you can think of. If you shoot at a regular time each week, let people know you will be there and you are ready to help.
Some folks are quiet gun owners, they do not necessarily advertise that they shoot, let alone carry. It’s time to take a leap of faith and let other folks know what is important to you.
Reach that hand of friendship and help. Keeping more people trained and safe is a priority in the time that we are living in.
We should not be looking at helping categories; we should be looking and helping Americans.