Saturday, December 3, 2016

It's Okay, He's Supposed To Know This

Guns are as much a part of the culture of rural Kansas as lenses are of mine. I'm not going to editorialize about it. Some people hunt. Some just shoot targets, which is what is going on here. Above is my nephew Josh with (I think) an AK 15. He is a third year cadet at West Point, the United States Military Academy, so he is required to know this stuff. Below, D.J, my niece's husband, gives a lesson to Brody, my - I'm not sure - grand nephew? I get confused about the terms for more distant relations.

I've never owned a gun and never will. I've fired one just a few times, probably all in Kansas. The great emphasis on safety these people have is impressive. Where I grew up, the only people who had guns were the police and a limited number of bad guys. Different worlds.


bill burke said...

Gun safety is important in today's world.

RedPat said...

I know no one who owns a gun.

William Kendall said...

I've never fired one and have no real interest in doing so.

Yes, grand-nephew would be the right term. I've now got three grand nieces, courtesy of two of my nieces, which feels odd for my age.