Sounds like a country song doesn’t it? You know, we lived in Nashville for 10 years or so and came away from the experience with a real interest in country music. We like most sorts of music really, but country was only added after being around it for so long.
Anyhow, back to the point – guns. The other two things came right out of my stream of consciousness. Sometimes I get going on something and I can only tell I have gone off on a goose chase when I see others’ eyes glaze over. It’s quite maddening really. See, there I go again – off on a tangent. So, guns…Isaac got a .22 rifle from Santa (sounds like a country Santa doesn’t it?) He had been asking for a pellet gun but Santa figured he would outgrow that pretty quickly. I know some folks might find it horrifying that Santa brought my son a gun but we are in WV and it is a part of the culture around these parts. And besides that, I grew up in a similar culture so we’ll absolutely know how to properly use and care for a gun. Rats, another tangent.
Last weekend we found a break in the weather and headed to the rifle range in Kanawha State Forest. I had always heard that a person should not shoot there unless they are pretty well drunk, and it’s been a long time since I was there. We took a chance though and found it in full use and very well managed by the folks who were shooting (i.e. it is not managed by anyone other than whoever happens to be shooting). Everyone did a great job and we had a great time shooting.
We shot some at a paper target but really enjoyed the spinner target Isaac also got from Santa. It was a lot of fun…until Isaac shot it right at the pivot point and filled the fulcrum point with lead – heck of a shot really. Anyhow, Isaac now has his first gun and we had a great time shooting together!