Originally Posted by div25sec9
I didn't know shooting was a popular activity with the Edmontonian guys on here. I haven't been to the range in many years, and rarely bring it up with anyone in conversation. I find that Canadians are so ignorant when it comes to firearms it is a topic I avoid. People are either fiercely anti-gun or think their Rambo. I feel equally uncomfortable with both. I'll have to go back and check out Phoenix sometime; it's probably been 15 years or so since I've been there.
Agreed. A few too many of the guys who I've seen shooting at Phoenix are like that.
I just find that the crowd who shoot competitively or in a league are less like that. Safety is the top priority in IPSC/IDPA and your time at the matches will be short lived with the wrong attitude.
I understand the viewpoint of the Antis, but I think it just take someone who has a passion for firearms to take them to the range and show them how much fun it can be, without the "rambo" attitude ever needing to be present.
Maybe we can arrange a shooting meet-up!