National Rifle Association

THOUGHTS ON THE POPULAR STIGMA SURROUNDING GUN OWNERS – And What We’re Doing Wrong

There is a lot of bad stigma out there about gun enthusiasts. Everybody seems to assume that we are egotistical rednecks with an eagerness to shoot someone. The sad part is, this stigma came from somewhere (yes, a segment of the shooting community) , and many gun enthusiasts are not helping to correct it.

It’s really no wonder that he anti-gun people think we do not value human life. When so many people wear gun themed tee shirts with distasteful slogans, it in no way helps our cause to deflect this stigma, it instead deteriorates it.… Read the rest

READING MATERIAL

Tuesday is here, time to share some good reads. Everyone who is anyone was at the NRA Annual Meeting, so there are a ton of great articles pretaining to just that. I stayed here in town to train the local OR Army National Guard Unit, so you won’t see any origional coverage of the meeting on Packing Pretty.  Hopefully the articles below will help feed your hunger for NRAAM news.

Veni, Vidi … Viva la NRA – by Barbara Baird at Women’s Outdoor News <—Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week!Read the rest

FINDING THE RIGHT FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR

Choosing a good firearms instructor is critical to getting effective and accurate training. There are so many options out there and the choices can be overwhelming. I would say that “shopping” for the right instructor is just like shopping for the right handgun. So many choices and opinions, but in the end it’s a very personal decision. Here are a few (I’m sure not all) considerations you should take into account when deciding who’s going to train you:

Is he/she the right instructor for the job? … Read the rest