“It gives you this real adrenaline that took hours to come down from.”
So the “Try Guys” – pajama boy geeks – got together and went to a range to shoot. Now brace yourself if you watch the video. These guys obviously spend more time in a coffee shop than a home improvement store. Having suffered through this video to write this piece, I wonder if any of them can add air to a car tire, much less change a flat. I’ve known petite Asian women who were far more handy with a tool bag than these failed applicants for the Obamacare Pajamaboy commercial.
Some where behind a gun for the first time. Others, had shot a little in the past. All were filled with all sorts of misinformation about guns and happily sat around sharing their anti-gun bigotry (well, except for the one guy) on camera prior to their trip to the range, spewing all sorts of falsehoods as “facts”.
Then they went to a gun club in Los Angeles and shot guns after learning how to make them work.
Then the smiles came on. I’ve seen those smiles from first-time shooters plenty of times myself. It’s why I’m an instructor and donate my time at an NRA Youth Shooting Camp each summer. A camp where, I might add, Chicago taxpayers have financed the ammunition for the kids to learn to shoot more than once in the past. (FoxNews link Our story. Google link to 780 stories about our most recent trip.)
“I’m really glad I did it. I’ve not done it so many times. But I faced my fear…” one of them said.
“I get it. I now get it. I didn’t get it and now I get it. Guns are really (bleeping) fun,” another one said.
Yes, they are still anti-gun, but their trip to the range was incredibly fun and exciting to them, and they’ve been influenced in a very positive manner to guns and gun ownership. Some of the preconceived notions have been refuted, others blunted.
Give them some time to have some personal introspection, and maybe a few more years to mature (and maybe find a woman and start a family) and they’ll leave the anti-gun mantras behind and get their own guns.
This is how you convert an anti-gunner. The deeper their anti-gun prejudices run, the greater the introspection required before they come to realize the proven benefits of firearm ownership.
You never see those excited expressions at Moms Demand Action events.
Here’s the video. Skip to about 1:00 for the better part of this steak.