I don't own a gun and never will, but I have been to a firing range and my brothers had air rifles (for clay pigeon shooting) when we were younger, so I have fired those too. It's a skillful hobby, so trying to hit a target and improve your aim and dexterity is actually fun. Overall though, I'm not a fan of gunlaws of other countries, and see it as something that can get out of hand.
Yes , most definitely. I was reared on a farm, later as an adult I farmed as well. At times I used a firearm everyday. At other times less often. It was as necessary, as soil, sunlight, tractors and water.
Was in Army Reserve, & taught 9mm Browning pistol, F1 sub machine gun & the remarkably accurate 7.62 SLR (rifle).
Was interesting experience, but that's all.
Would NEVER own a gun in 'civvie street', interests me not one jot.
Yes I used to shoot .22 rifles and air rifles on weekends and the occasional weekday. I did this through the local shooting range and we only shot a targets - I would never shoot an animal or person.
It's a fantastic experience and a fun sport I'd recommend it to most responsible adults and even children over 14 to try at a supervised sporting shooters club.
I do not own a gun and I highly doubt I ever do but if I did I would store it at the range - it would never see action anywhere else.
Yes, in my teens, in the bush somewhere & hit 3
empty cans, sitting on the dead log, That’s it.
It was a .22.later my (now) husband later handed it in, to the police, & it was cut up into little pieces. Back in the ’90’s we flew over to Harare, Zimbabwe 3 or 4 years in a row, with the Qantas rifle club, whe’re he’d go shooting at targets on a rifle range, with the Zimbabwean police rifle club.
They too, would NEVER kill animals.