Take a few minutes out of your day and go over to the Appleseed Project page and read about what they’re trying to do. It’s a noble goal: to help reinvigorate the American tradition of the individual rifleman. To sum up, one of the main reasons why America has such a tradition of liberty is due to their tradition of great rifle marksmanship; or at least, that was a prime reason in the 1800’s. Today, not so much. This is a loose-knit group of riflemen passing on their skills to the next generation.
What made me want to post this today is the founder posted on his blog (a bit infrequent), and it reminded me that I need to get going on reserving a place for me and mine at an upcoming shoot. We’re not talking about some crazy boot camp thing here — most people use a .22 rifle to train with (much cheaper and easier to handle for beginners). Here’s bit of his blog post from today, explaining why this is so important:
In 20th century America, full of souls raised to have a high opinion of themselves – the so-called “high self-esteem” PC-dictatorship of the public educational system – well-meaning people who don’t have a clue, but no inhibitions about making everyone and everything jump to their confused thoughts – I mean, when did “humility” get banned as a positive human virtue? In the 20th century, I say, it didn’t have a chance.
Every gunowner knows he can shoot well – and if he can’t, his major concern is not to learn, but to stick his head in the sand. (It helps to shoot well, if you’ll find a bench to sit at, and a sandbag…)