I wasn’t going to talk about that Sportscaster idiot, Bob Costas. But he said something else that just about lit me on fire.
“Young men can’t own guns without something bad happening.”
Bob, you are a dunderhead and you can shut your manpleaser now. Around here, all the young men own guns. No, I don’t mean some… I mean damn near all the young men around here own guns. Plural… more than one gun. Lots of guns. They buy guns all the time. I live in an area with what is probably the highest concentration of privately owned guns in the entire world. There is little else to do out here in Vernalstan. Your options are Shooting, Off Roading, Drinking, and Fooling around with girls. Or there is usually a combination of those options to some extent, but being a good community with good kids out here, the drinking is very much minimized compared to other places. So that leaves a lot of Guns, Trucks, and Girls. Not a bad mix, in my opinion.
The kids around here are smart, they do things, they make things happen. They work. And they play. I like that a 17 year old kid can come in and talk about Exterior and Terminal Ballistics of a .270 WSM and compare it to a 7mm Remington Magnum and pontificated which is more ideal on Elk verses Mule Deer. And he will have the photos to prove he knows what he’s talking about here. This is their culture. This is our culture. This is who we are here. We have offroad capable vehicles and we have guns. Some are more city oriented with their flat brimmed caps that I don’t understand, but they grew up hunting. Others are cowboys right off the ranch. Even the Video Game Playing Nerds around here have a nice AR-15 and a 9mm Semi Automatic of some sort and love to pop Tannerite when their new game mod is downloading.
Bad things, according to that slackbrained Sportscaster, should be happening all the time. But they don’t. Not around here. The big difference here verses, oh, say, any city with a Democratic Governance, is EDUCATION. Our kids around here know guns. So they are not dangerous with guns. In other places, guns remain a fascination and mystery because they are not taught. Rifle Marksmanship used to be taught in Schools. This is no longer the case. Since Firearms are no longer taught in schools, bad things have happened. The solution is more education, more access to firearms, more training, and more range time for all the kids.
Bob… Go back to talking about guys playing with their balls. Leave our Guns and our Freedom alone.