I have been shooting since I was 8 growing up in Canada. I have lived in the Portland metro area for the last 26 years. After a hiatus of 8 years I started shooting again and for the last 10 years have been doing it in local and national competitions. I shoot anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 rounds a year in classes, practice and competition.
3 years ago I began assisting teaching classes introducing people to competitive shooting. America seems to be experiencing a resurgence in competitive shooting led by the action shooting sports. Most people don't realize that all over this country thousands of people get together every weekend, shooting tens of thousands of rounds without any injuries.
The left has labeled everyone who chooses to own a firearm for self defense as "afraid". I for one am tired of hearing it. Am I afraid because I wear a seat belt, own a fire extinguisher and keep a first aid kit around? I worked in EMS for 15 years in Clackamas County and realize that it is not a Mexican border city but bad things are done by bad people. Some of those bad things are stopped by good people because they had a firearm.
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