Found on Union Grove shooting
AND ONE FOR THE COACHES & PARENTS........
If You Teach a Child To Shoot…..
If you teach a child to shoot, then they are going to want a gun.
You’ll buy them the best gun you can afford, and then they will probably want ammo to go with it.
Then they will spend hours begging you to go to the range and shoot with them, even though you may want to sit on the couch and watch tv. They will insist, and their insistence will win.
And when they find a team, they will want a jersey, a range bag, fancy safety glasses…… and then life as you know it will end!
There will be no more lazy weekends watching tv. You will see more sunrises then you ever thought possible. Every spare minute of your time will be spent hauling guns, ammo, equipment, and a sleepy child all over tarnation for hours at a time to the next tournament.
And your house will be a mess and your car will be dirty all because you taught a child to shoot.
Your weekends will be spent freezing or burning to death on a fold up chair. Their weekends will be spent learning safety and responsibility, gaining confidence, making friends, learning a new skill, and having fun.
And you will be there the day they hit 25, 50, 100, and 200 straight or run 5,3, and 1 second courses, and they will make you so proud. The other parents will congratulate you but you will feel weird saying thank you because it’s not you, it’s all them that did it.
And right before your eyes your small child will be transformed from the “baby” that could barely hold up a gun into a responsible, safe, proficiently shooting athlete.
When you teach a child to shoot you give them more than just a skill. You give them a sport, a talent, hopes and dreams, friends, a new family, a place to learn about life, room to grow as a person where they can push their limits, bravery and courage, and a lifetime of memories. And they will have all these things simply because you taught a child to shoot.
Because you taught a child to shoot, you too will develop new/lifelong friendships, developed solely from the same passion for the sport and the love of your team. You will root together and spew pg13 things from your mouths together because you taught a child to shoot.
Then one day many years from today, your child will be going through their own gun safe and will come across their very first gun. They will pick it up and realize instantly that when you taught them to shoot, you also gave them a childhood that they will never forget. Then the next time they see you they will hug you, and your eyes may leak because you realize that everything You gave up along the way was worth it.
All because you taught a child to shoot……….