In case you hadn’t heard, August is National Shooting Sports Month. That’s the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s big annual promotional event to help retailers, ranges and manufacturers get more people out and involved in gun-fun like hunting, target shooting, busting clays and all the other reasons we own and use firearms.
The good news: we can all participate in our own way. First, you can get out there yourself and support your local range by, you know, sending some lead down range. It’s not only tons o’ fun, it also makes you a better shooter, which is always a good thing. Looking for a range? Start here.
You can also enter to win some of the guns and gear the NSSF is handing out to celebrate. Who doesn’t like free stuff?
One of the best ways you can promote the shooting sports and defend and extend Second Amendment rights at the same time is by getting a gun into the hands of someone who isn’t a shooter.
We spent some time last night at The Range at Austin with a couple of beginners who wanted to learn. If you’ve never taught someone to shoot before, nothing puts smiles on faces faster pulling a trigger for the first time.
But don’t do it just for them, do it for yourself, too. The more people who shoot, the more defenders of the right to keep and bear arms we all have on our side. And we can use every one we can get.
So think about celebrating National Shooting Sports Month — there’s still plenty of time! — by taking that friend from work out to the range with you. They’ll have a blast and you’ll have done something tangible to ensure individual gun rights now and in the future.