On guns, sex n' money (minus the sex and money part)

Saturday, 19 February 2011



I'd never fired a real gun before.
So when I was asked if I wanted to join a carpool to the Jackson Arms gun range, I figured it was the perfect chance to learn how to load, aim, fire, unload and blast the shit out of a paper target. Useful experience indeed, when living in a country where (according to a 2011 CBS poll*) 44% of households own at least one firearm.

The gun range itself, which resembled an indoor sports court (only with handguns and sub-machine guns for sale) was plastered with posters and t-shirts bearing pro-gun slogans: