"Always keep the barrel in a safe direction"
"Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to use"
"Always keep your firearm unloaded until ready to use"
Personally I think the 2nd and 3rd should be switched around on purely technical reasons, but that is the way that the NRA wants the range run.
Well the boys had a lot of fun just wanting to shoot, since there was no "qualifications", I ran a more casual range with more emphasis on letting them shoot rather than lessons.
The boys were using a bunch of bolt action rifles from BRNO CZ. With the way that the B.S.A works, that they usually buy the cheapest rifles on the planet, These rifles were actually very good. For a supposedly cheap rifle, they shot very well. I will get some information on the next time I run a range the model number if somebody is looking for a "cheap" .22 bolt action rifle that handles the abuse well and shoots well.
Well anyway, some of the adult leaders invited my for supper, man I though my troop rolled out in style....this troop came in a big Penske box truck and a trailer....they traveled fully equipped. The adults ate well:
I was soo full, and it was a looooong drive back home Sunday night, for I had to work Monday morning.....I didn't have MLK off.......with the airlines...if you actually touch an airplane...it is a regular work day. I can take the holiday off later for it is a "floating" holiday for us.
The food was totally prepared by ""Dutch Ovens" and it was very good. A good dutch oven cook can make just about anything.
On a different note, I refused to watch the SOTU address by Obungler, I saw an exerpt of the speech, Free community college....sure create another entitlement...and he couldn't even give any cost. Anything the government touches immediately explodes in cost as the industries involved view the government as the "free money machine", cost and quality be dammed.
President Obama was elected in 2008 to be the great uniter of the people, but instead he has polarized relations between all Americans to a point not seen since the 60's. Some of the people that was around back then believe that things are worse now than they were back then.
I fear for my country and I truly don't know how it will go, if we go in fire or just fade away into the dustbin of history.