“That Tyler can stand still for that long is beyond comprehension. With shooting, it’s improved his grades, his desire to go to school, his overall organization. I’m all for it.” – Bonnie Lefebvre quoted in Gun controversy lost on new shooting stars [via bostonglobe.com]

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23 Responses to Quote of the Day: What’s Not to Like? Edition

  1. Amazing! I can hardly believe that such a positive article on target shooting actually found its way into the ultra-liberal Boston Globe.

    • Of course, they had the obligatory “kids shouldn’t have access to military hardware” quote in there as well.

      • Actually, they said:

        “The fact is, children don’t have the developmental skills to hold highly developed military weapons,” says Josh Sugarmann, executive director of the Violence Policy Center in Washington.

        A little different, but that’s what they said.

        I don’t consider an AR15 to be highly developed, and it’s not military. A guided missile system is highly developed, and military, and I’d agree, children probably shouldn’t be holding them. Sugarman has talked himself out of an argument. It’s how liberals work, attack an idea on so many levels that they eliminate their own argument.

        • “The fact is, children don’t have the developmental skills to hold highly developed military weapons,” says Josh Sugarmann, executive director of the Violence Policy Center in Washington.

          “The fact is, LIBERALS don’t have the developmental skills to hold highly developed military weapons,” says Josh Sugarmann, executive director of the Violence Policy Center in Washington.

          There fixed that for him.

        • I have no probem with 19 year old “teenagers” (or “children” when tryin to pad the gun stats) launching multi-million dollar missiles. With adequate adult supervision of course. Or in a pinch, supervised by officers when no adults (i.e. NCOs) are available.

  2. Grabber: We should ban the AR15.
    Kid: But… that’s the best one!
    Grabber: (runs away screaming)

  3. Great story to start the day.
    Well, except for the moronic quote attributed to Josh Sugarman.
    Not being a big guy in high school, I lettered in small bore rifle. I loved it.

  4. I used to shoot 3P smallbore for my high school team years ago and my grades remained constant throughout. But in college I shoot in a private league now and my grades have been mostly A’s because I work out to be a better shooter on my days off. It’s all about taking self improvement seriously.

  5. Amazing article with the exception of Josh Sugarman….As a young person who has played video games and shot guns, I can say that for me, its a much more worthwhile endeavor. Video games can be a good way to lollygag, and don’t get me wrong i like to gag my lollys. But being out on the range, shooting clays, popping holes with a .22 or even, Gasp!, ringing steel with an AR-15!, is very therapeutic and leaves me feeling much more upbeat than a few hours getting cussed out online playing COD.

  6. I’ve always found shooting therapeutic. While grabbers probably think we go to the range and live out our “Die Hard” fantasy, for me it’s no such thing. Just me, the target, and a decent self assessment of why any shot is not landing on target. I could claim to be training to defend my home or become more proficient with firearms. That might be true to an extent. Honestly though, I shoot because it’s the one of the few activities that allows me to completely concentrate on one thing and one thing only.

    • +1

      One of the few things that gives me peace of mind (for a while). The quietness of the ear pro + the gentle thumps of the rifle makes it…relaxing yet exhausting.

      Don’t know about grades, not that I can really study.

  7. I read the entire article. Extremely positive( well except for the Sugarboy crap). But even that negative dig shows how ABSURD the leftwing is. Rifle teams used to be common in Illinois high school. I know my dad carried a gun to school ( in the 1920’s). I wish I had the opportunity when I was a kid. Fight the power kids.

  8. Mostly positive article except that EVERY Boston Globe article on firearms must quote Sugarmann. For some reason he is considered some kind of subject matter expert. I am sure that there will be a follow-up article since this particular one may have been too unintentionally positive for the Globe.

  9. “Sugarman”–has anyone ever sported a more appropriate name? Would love to know what his credentials are as a pediatrician/child psychologist/neurologist etc. to hold forth with such authority on child development. Actually, tho, I think I know what his credentials are.

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