A drifter under a restraining order opened fire in a movie theater Thursday night killing two and injuring 7 others. According to reports the shooter initially tried to escape but when he saw sirens approaching he re-entered and killed himself before police arrived.Read More
Competitive shooting is experiencing a surge in popularity. It is one of the few sports where a 72 year old grandpa and his 10 year old grand daughter can compete together in. Some are nervous of the idea of children using “powerful” weapons- but with some basic education kids can enjoy shooting sports extremely safely. Any sport can be dangerous but popular sports such as cheerleading, football and soccer have far more injuries. I cannot find any record of a major injury or death in a sanctioned gun competition. These matches are run by professionals who are dogmatic about safety rules and procedures.
Shooting sports teach coordination, discipline and increase stamina, strength and fine motor skills. You can grow in a diverse sport and compete your entire lifetime.Read More
The murder/suicide involving NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher has again brought up the debate about guns and “gun culture.”
Bob Costas quoting columnists Jason Whitlock during halftime of Football Night in America:
“Our current gun culture, Whitlock wrote, ensures that more and more of domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy… and at more convenience store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will lead more teenaged boys bloody and dead. Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it….“What I believe is, if (Belcher) didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”Read More