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The Second Amendment

With just over two weeks until I leave the land of the free, two of my friends here Chet & Andy decided that they needed to take me for a proper American experience – by shooting a gun. So off we trotted to the local firing range to ‘play’ with some 9mm’s.

What really got me was the whole casualness of doing it. We turned up without a bookoing, and the guy in charge didn’t want to know if we’d shot before or give as any more of a basic instruction of how to use the gun. We just showed some ID that proved we were old enough, paid our money and he handed over the guns & ammo.

“Do you let just anyone fire a gun?” I asked. “Almost anyone … yes … but not if they smell of marijuana” came his considered response. “Besides, I’ve always got this” and revealed my his side his own concealed weapon.

“Do you take that with you everywhere you go, or have it just here?”. “Everywhere I go. Y’see … look at me – I can’t run fast, I don’t swing a punch well … but I can shoot straight”.

And off we went to fire some rounds …

5 Responses to “The Second Amendment”

  1. Pat (aka "cheappd") says:

    Not all of us shoot or own guns. I’ve never fired one. However, my father-in-law was an avid hunter and used to own a few rifles. He’s sold them all as he’s too old to go hunting any more. Hunting is very popular here in the north.

    I’m bummed you’re leaving the U.S. but can understand the need to be near family, friends and familiar surroundings. Do you know what you’ll do when you return home?

  2. Pat (aka "cheappd") says:

    Also have to add: when I used to travel to Kansas City for business, I’d always drive by a store called “The Second Amendment Gun Shop.” That always made me laugh.

  3. Tina (Geoff's Mum) says:

    This skill may come in handy when you are living in London! The ear defenders and goggles – mmm not really a fashion statement are they. Stand aside Starsky & Hutch you have a rival.

  4. How much money should I bring for my trip to Japan?

  5. tami says:

    You can shoot my 40 cal any time…… also hate to load the clips as my fingers get stiff! Great vid

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