“The next generation plans on owning guns, so if we want to avoid the tragedies that we’ve seen… we obviously need to move quickly and if an executive order is the way to do it, then that is the way the to do it,” she said."God forbid they should have the means to protect themselves. In the BAR household, I suspect 100% of the next generation plans to own guns. The oldest already does. The second oldest told me that she plans on getting her CHL shortly after graduating. The one and only son handles a pistol as confidently as a torque wrench, and the youngest has shot more exotic weapons than I have now, courtesy of DAB II.
The anti-gun crowd has missed the real demographic change that is going to crush their attempted gun grab this time like a tsunami**. This is not to say that there will not be a fight in one form or another.
At the first BAR blogshoot in Lockhart, Tx, Pickdog, Borepatch and Ye Olde Furt were chatting as I sidled up hands in pockets to listen to some shooty wisdom. Pickdog said, and I paraphrase, "If you really want to change society where gun laws are concerned, you change them." Pickdog was referring to women. As time has gone by, I have found that to be a very profound statement.
Consider this: If I talk about guns and shooting around non-gun guys, they get intimidated and creeped out for the most part. Hell, I've had one young hunter and "gun guy" ask me why we bought an AR and what we intended to shoot with it.***
When Belle talks about guns and shooting, because she is female, it becomes a safer topic and the women in the chat circle get very interested. Once the women in the chat circle engage in the conversation, their male significant others get engaged as well.
Case in point, the young couple we introduced to handguns last weekend.
Belle is the BAR ambassador of self protection and female empowerment.
All of you lady shooters out there in the blogosphere are as well.
** If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
*** Because it is our fucking right to do so, paper targets, feral pigs, or anything else that become necessary, thankyouverymuch.