I still need to visit:
There is more respect for a gun gained in the 20 seconds after shooting one than there is in a lifetime of hearing about them from your parents, teachers, and friends.
My father taught us very young how to hold, shoot, and clean a gun. Our family hunted on the farm each fall, and we learned to “clean” and process deer meat to eat. As a young child, in the 70’s I was one of the few that didn’t see Bambi and cry, I touched his mother, asked why, and was answered.
My fiance and I lead a group of 30 people on a whitewater rafting trip! Yes, I did fall overboard. Yes, it was scary as hell! Yes, it was soooo worth it!!