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Excellent Idea

Alan Korwin notes:

Bass Pro Shops will be the title sponsor for “Media Day at the Range” for the next three years.

The fourth annual Media Day at the Range, scheduled for the day before the SHOT Show, will be on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at the Orange County Sheriff’s Range in Orlando. This event gives outdoor journalists the opportunity to handle and shoot new products from leading manufacturers.

Good. Now, why limit it to outdoor writers? After all, if you take regular reporters shooting, they may come back enlightened. As Robb noted:

The people that Mrs. Zaher met are not part of the violence that plagues this nation. It doesn’t matter how many guns they own, what caliber they are, their rate of fire, ease of use, or how they look – none of those people contribute to crime and therefore there is no reason to limit their access to weaponry.

I wish more journalists would take up the offers to head to the range or at least learn a bit about firearms.

So, here’s my offer: Any of you local media sorts who want to head to the range, drop me an email. I’ll make time. email me at:

Update: A local reader and certified NRA instructor has also volunteered to help.

2 Responses to “Excellent Idea”

  1. Robb Allen Says:

    The NRA / GOA / JFPOF etc. should offer basic courses to newspapers and their employees pro bono. That little bit of extra knowledge would go amazing distances in getting better press coverage.

  2. Dan Says:

    Careful, careful. They’re not in it to entertain themselves, this is a living for them. If I were in the socialist media’s shoes, I’d send some absolute hottie with a brain, interview skills and a tape recorder. Jack your testosterone, put you at ease, maybe a drink after, talk for hours, and edit it down to your most extreme statements.

    Don’t let this backfire, pun intended.