A couple weeks ago I met a former coworker for lunch. He mentioned he was in the process of moving from MA to NH and was looking forward to having a little more freedom and that there were some things he was planning to get into once he completed his move. Among the things he listed was possibly getting into firearms. At that time, he didn't know I was a shooter--I tend not bring it up at work unless it's with a person I already know is into it; I just don't feel like dealing with people potentially treating me differently because of my interests. So, when he said the bit about firearms, my countenance must have changed because he asked me what was up. I told him that NH's laws were definitely better for firearms, and then he asked me if I owned any. I replied, "a few." "Do you have any ARs?" "Uhh, three." And so and so on. Needless to say he was pretty surprised and we ended up chatting about it for quite a while. Fast forward a couple of weeks and I took him to my NH range this past weekend. He was already familiar with the four rules but I made sure to make sure he was comfortable with handling and operating different firearms. Let him try two different ARs, an AK, an M1 as well as a Mk III and a S&W Model 15. I ended up forgetting my Glock at home but we still got to do plenty of shooting. It was fun to have him blast some soda cans and shoot some steel plates. He's closing on a home in NH shortly and already starting to research what he's going to buy. He's also planning on getting his younger brother into the shooting sports as well. I'm hoping to do a Steel Challenge with him later this year once he gets some more confidence in handling. So just a reminder to grow the shooting sports and the community, and to take new people shooting. The more people that get into it, the better for us all.