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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:34 AM

Get ready for new face of gun owners

They stood side by side, staring intently at the iced tea jugs resting on the ground in front of them. The teacher. The widow. The student, the homemaker and the businesswoman.

It is a Saturday afternoon, and they are among more than two dozen people who have paid $50 to be here. To watch videos, listen to instructors and feel safer than before.

For just a few moments, it is virtually silent. And then comes an explosion of thunder as they begin raising pistols and blasting away at the doomed jugs before them.



Chances are, someone in your neighborhood carries a gun. Chances are also good that you will come across a stranger carrying a concealed weapon at some point today.

More than 900,000 Floridians are licensed to carry a concealed weapon, including more than 100,000 residents in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties alone.

In the bay area, that works out to about one out of every 25 people.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/concealed-weapons-class-reveals-the-new-face-of-gun-ownership/1227497

I loves me some backlash.

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shadowrider Apr 2012 OP
saras Apr 2012 #1
DonP Apr 2012 #3
ileus Apr 2012 #2

Response to shadowrider (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:14 PM

1. No new face, more of the same old faces

 

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Response to saras (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:13 PM

3. Absolutely correct

A diverse group of law abiding citizens learning to enjoy the shooting sports for the first time from a trained instructor. You're catching on.

In the meantime, a shrinking group of gun control supporter spent the same day sitting at their keyboard whining online.

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Response to shadowrider (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:08 PM

2. "and to feel safer than before" what a crock of anti-agenda.

So forget what you may have thought because it isn't all rednecks and bikers. It isn't all weekend warriors and criminals. It isn't all machismo and ego.

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While most of the article is filled with good information, the writer doesn't let their prejudice go...

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