I just joined a shooting club, a rifle and pistol club. I waited a while to get invited to join. Living in New Mexico, you’d think there would be plenty of places to shoot. Liberal leaders and ignorant shooters have decimated the shooting opportunities around my home to the point you have to drive about an hour away to shoot. The city does a good job of running the state owned shooting range but it’s also a drive and costs money. Enter the local shooting club.
I was summoned to a mandatory safety and rules class. With a test. Lots of rules, but people do stupid things so you have to think of everything. About 40 adults of all ages were there. It made me wonder what happened to the members we were replacing. Death? Poverty? Rule breakers? The club officers in attendance were about 30 years apart in age. That was nice. New leaders to step in and keep the shooting sports going.
The rules were both common and specific. They had unique rules due to their range layout. Range officer duties were saved for the first shooter at an area. No tracer or exploding ammo. Or targets. Rats. Oh well, at least I can shoot in town at a nominal fee. I want to encourage you to join your local gun or shooting club. Strength in numbers is the motto. ‘Shoot while the shooting is good’ I always say. OK. It’s a new saying for me. A good one, though.
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