Maybe there is some hope

All but one were born in the decade after Columbine; like the student gun-control advocates activated by the recent massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, most are in their teens. But the children depicted here—hunters, target shooters, competitors in trap and skeet—occupy a parallel realm, where guns signify not danger, alienation, and the threat of death but safety, discipline, and trust.

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4 Responses to Maybe there is some hope

  1. Andrew says:

    There are a lot of kids who shoot ‘real’ guns out there, they just don’t get the press.

    Lots of schools use NRA grant money to fund rifle and pistol teams.

    Airsoft is also a popular gateway ‘drug’ to real shooting. And some paintballers. Again, doesn’t get the press for some strange reason.

  2. QP says:

    From the New Yorker, no less.

    Hey, those are my kids and their friends!

    God Bless America!

  3. Gator says:

    There’s a 10 year old girl that shoots three gun at local matches with her dad near me. Her dad watches her close, and so do the rest of us, but I’ve never seen her do anything unsafe with a gun, no playing around or anything. She has nice gear too. She is impressive to watch, too. Handles a 12 gauge semi-auto with no problem. Can’t wait until my kids are old enough.

  4. Wtf says:

    The horror!

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