A member of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia emailed me today. He highlighted an editorial blind spot of which I’ve been shamefully, painfully aware. “I enjoy reading TTAG as much as TTAC. But I have to say that one could get the misimpression from the content that shooting is about personal defense and nothing else. While both my wife and I have Virginia CCW permits our focus is on sport shooting and hunting. We spend most of our range time with long guns and only bring out the handguns to maintain proficiency . . .
Most of our firearms are rifles. Personally I would like to see more reviews of hunting rifles, hunter safety and techniques and less on self defense shooting. A more balanced presentation of America’s gun owner culture would give a better impression and go farther in publicizing the positive aspects of shooting and increasing support for our Second Amendment rights.”
Aspiring TTAG writers who’re ready to fill the literary ballistic breach please ping email@example.com with the word “DIE BUCKTAIL DIE!” in the subject bar. Or something like that. No need for resumes and references. Just write something wonderful and send it in with pics and/or YouTube linkage. [NB: Ernest Hemingway got his start at TTAG.]
If your submission doesn’t float our editorial boat, I’ll email back a quick word of encouragement. If it bleeds, it leads. Winners will [eventually] gain access to T&E firearms and equipment, and enjoy internet immortality. ‘Cause that’s how we roll.