posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 12:55 AM
Sadly, both of my parents (God bless 'em) were liberal passivists. So I never shot a gun until after I left home.
But thankfully, I left home at 18 and my first job was working with a bunch of conservative aerospace engineers/NRA members, and they quickly
convinced me to exercise my 2nd amendment rights by purchasing the best .22cal rifle available: the American-made Ruger model 10-22.
I've owned it for almost 25 years now, and it's still as accurate as the first time I shot it. And in the past 22 years, I've purchased 3 more
Ruger firearms. With the exception of one Sig-Sauer pistol, every gun I have bought (Ruger, Colt or Remington) is American made.
So no, my Ruger 10/22 was not my daddy's gun. And I will not likely have any children myself. But I do have one 16-year-old niece that likes to
shoot. So ol' Uncle Riff will be passing that Ruger 10/22 along to her, regardless of what my namby-pamby sister-in-law might say.......