12/27/2006

Do You Have Your Tickets...

Today I participated in a rite of passage that every southern man goes through at some time in their life.

I went gun shopping.

Now, having grown up in the south, I have shot guns before. In fact, I have shot guns of various shapes and sizes. I even own guns. Editor's Note: Don't freak out! One of them was passed down from my Granddaddy and the other is a Red Ryder BB Gun. Both of them are locked up in a closet in my house here in South Carolina.

So, as I was saying, tonight I went with two of my friends who I grew up in youth group with as one of them shopped for his first gun. We held a lot of different types of hand guns. We talked about weights and "stopping power". We heard words like "30 ought 6", "magnum", and "25 minute long waiting period". Editor's Note: Yeah, that last one scared me a bit too.

My two buddies talked guns for the majority of the time we were there. I got into a discussion with the salesman about Dirty Harry...

3 comments:

Alli Hibb said...

did you buy one? can you take it on an airplane? how fast can you take it apart, clean it and reassemble it?

YouthGuyEvan said...

"25 minute wait period..." Scary cuz it's a reality... but if it had been in place 10 years ago, a good friend of my family might have thought twice... glad it's in place now.

offroadcamry said...

Alas, I was not shopping for a gun for myself. I was simply offering up moral support for a friend. But I did see a pocket-sized gun that you flip out like a pocket knife.