Most Effective Way To Defend The Second Amendment? It Might Be Outreach
By Tom Knighton
Let’s be honest. Anti-gunners aren’t likely to change their positions. We’re not likely to either. As a result, our battles are really for the middle grounders, the people who don’t have an opinion or, if they do, they’re not True Believers. They’re willing to talk, to listen, and to try new things to get another side of the story.
Yes, those people really exist.
On a related note, there’s been a fair bit of talk recently about outreach. I had this discussion on Facebook recently with regard to Operation Blazing Sword. Then there was this at The Daily Caller‘s gun section on the topic.
Let’s be honest. Shooting a firearm can be intimidating to the uninitiated. The range is loud, the guns can feel heavy, the recoil jarring and the rules deadly serious – for a reason. What people need is a friendly invite, a guide into the mysterious world and a little welcome advice to take their own shot at the shooting sports.
Here’s the added benefit. When you invite someone to shoot, you’re inviting them into your world. You’re introducing them into the gun culture. That’s what we’re trying to do at NSSF. That means we’re reaching out to …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms