What has always bothered me is that there is always someone who has to count based on color instead of just saying that 200 people showed up they have to say that only 15 females were there.You might be surprised to learn there are more people of color at this very forum than you thought.
My father was a Captain in the US ARMY AIR CORP back in '41 and volunteered as primary command instructor, when no one else would, for the first all black pilots in Stearman biplanes, then to AT-6. No one thought they would advance further than transport pilots. When the demand for fighter pilots began in earnest, with Tusgeegee advanced command, dad recommended training in P40's, then sent to North Africa in which the black pilots excelled beyond belief...then they advanced to P51's and due to pilot shortages escorting bombers out of England...the black pilots as you now know them as Red Tails, became the best America had to off...ever!Watch the movie, 'Glory', to see how our black brothers took to fighting. Or 'Redtails' to see how they comported themselves in a later war.
Race is a proven source of power and income. It's not going anywhere any time soon.I think that the county has become obsessed with race.
your son picks good people to be friends with. Not all young people are so inclined to be generous and helpful.I think that we are all on the same page here and dont need to get hyper sensitive.
I think we can all agree that we should promote ML shooting to all people that are interested.
My son lives in IL and has brought 4 of this buddies with him this year to our farm (Iowa) on 4 or 5 different weekends this year. These young folks are new to fishing, cooking over a fire and yes shooting ML's. They love coming and learning new things. They love shooting my ML's.
The young lady of Chinese birth wants to do everything herself once I show her.
I love having them come. If these young folks are our future, we will be just fine. They are polite, hard working, smart and generous. They bring all the food and drink. They also do all the cooking and cleaning.
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Yeah and historically, if a group of "white folks" were under attack by marauders or bandits, even if the folks under attack were once part of the Confederacy, I doubt they gave any objections if these were the soldiers that came charging in for the rescue!I don’t care what race you are, the right to own, carry, and enjoy our firearms is ‘universal’.
Even the premier BPAss'n., the NMLRA, is acutely aware that numbers of people interested in BP shooting is dwindling. The baby-boom group is aging, and new kids aren't excited by TV shows about Davy, etc. The nat'l. distribution of the NMLRA magazine, Muzzle Blasts, is about 11,000. Just getting ANYBODY interested in the hobby is iffy nowadays!I think the core issue is how do you get anyone interested in getting into this hobby, or any other hobby you are interested in. It's not easy. You need to start by talking to people and see if you can spike their interest enough to at least try it one time with you.
You think its hard to get people into this hobby, try whitewater rafting. Pretty much everyone I ever asked either thought I was crazy or would go one time and be so scared they never went again.