Today at church after the service I had a great conversation with a young gentlemen (14 or so) about firearms. He knows I’m a veteran so when we were sitting around the table he sits next to me and my girlfriend. “Can I ask you some questions?” Is what he said, and being the type of guy I am I agreed whole heartedly.
He started off by asking about my service in the military and I gave him the rated PG response about what I did. At that point I noticed that he was really wanting to ask me about something else and didn’t know how to come about it. I sat there for a second letting him think and I then told him not to be embarrassed to ask me anything.
At that point he started asking about firearms and the reasons I carry. He wasn’t doing it in a mean way, just a way so he could understand. I at that point said, well we have a few minutes so I explained about protecting myself, loved ones and members of the church. At that point he was excited to learn more.
So, I started telling him how i have learned a lot of new things i didn’t know from the USCCA and about how i train. He really wants me to teach him more and show him how to shoot on my firing range, which I’m happy to do. And the best part is he’s the preacher’s son and the preacher knows me well and will give his permission no problem.