Originally Posted by Brob73
This may... or may not have been brought up before..but I don't know.
Is it just me!??..my area!??
or does it seem there is little to no ethnic diversity in shooting sports???
(..and the "beltway sniper" doesn't count!)..yes I know..bad joke
I frequent a couple different gun ranges...All White!
I frequent many different gun shops...All White!!
I frequent many different gun shows...almost all White!
why is this!??
Alot of my friends are of different ethnic backgrounds and I still can't figure it out!??
Ok, here's my theory. City life is different than country life. People in cities are a little more liberal in their leanings so i would assume that in the city there were would be less inclination on the part of minoritites to even be interrested in guns. Plus, guns are expensive. The good ones are anyway.
Minoritites in the cities may just have other things in mind when it comes to spending money.... like nice cars and such...and with new cars comes the expensive licensing(sp)? that comes with it. Citites charge alot more for tags than they do in less populated areas. Places like Omaha, nebr have something called a "wheel tax" which with a new car will run ya $2,500 easy the first year....so i would say that the minorities have other things on their minds when it comes to spending money.....
Now when it comes to rural life people don't always use a shooting range. Everyone down here has a friend who has enough land that is willing to let you do some shootin on it. Especially if you buy enough ammo for your landowning friend to shoot without expense to himself...
And under these conditions its usually groups of friends that go shooting which is a slightly different situation than shooting at a range where there are strangers you do not know.
Thats my 2 cents anyway...