Re: "What do you tell people..."
I think Knute Rockne said it best, " If you take your children hunting you won't have to go hunting for your children". Shooting is just plain fun, I'm perhaps the worst hunter in the world, but I enjoy going into the woods with my teenage nieces and nephews to try. I am one of the worst target shooters in the world , but, it's fun to take them to the range and see them try beat me. We have no constitutional right to police protection, it takes them 10 to 30 minutes to arrive and I'm too old to protect my wife with my bare hands. It's the oldest sport in our nation, it is a major part of our national heritage, hunters and other shooters are the reason we have all the state parks and conservation areas we have in this country, they've paid for them with their license fees. The duck stamp program was invented so none shooters would have a way to help pay for these areas, but less than 1 % of the stamps sold are bought by non shooters. Etc, Etc, Etc. there are many sane reasons you can give to a "reasonable" person, there is nothing you can say to someone with a closed mind.
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