As my wife, Maureen, headed out the door this morning she surprised me yet again. She thanked me for what I am doing in my sport to help younger people learn proper gun safety and trying to have kids learn this as early as possible.
You see, this weekend is my 4H Shooting Sports training weekend. All in preparation, hopefully, for a successful first ever 2019 4H Field Target season. The ultimate goal is to try and get younger people involved in our sport while teaching them proper handling of rifles and pistols. And if they go on to other shooting sports, well I'm fine with that, but I hope that they will always keep in mind the gun safety that they learned in our program.
Maureen actually teared up as she thanked me. The Florida school shooting that occurred last week is fresh in her mind. And while a gun ultimately killed those children and teachers there was a mentally disturbed individual behind the trigger that was using his weapon for the wrong reason.