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Absolutely not. You offered to pay for something that you knew he enjoyed doing.The point of my post...Was it out of line to make this offer to someone facing a life-altering disease?
There was no "logic." That person was an intrusive asshat who obviously never learned to mind his own business.Was this "person" who called me out totally messed up in their "logic"?
Yes. That was a very nice thing to do.Would you do something similar in my place?
Not out of line, was a great offer from you. And speaking as a 'Brown Person' That guy is full of S**T, partdon my asterisks. I'm not worried that the kid will shoot me. Especially since I don't plan on robbing his house, assaulting him or someone he loves, etc....I was retelling this story to someone at the bar and someone overheard us and lashed out at me telling me I was doing this young man no favors by exposing him to "death machines" "Lead poisoning apparatus" and "Suicide automators" That it was a sad state of affairs that "the only thing this young man had to look forward to was the means to kill his fellow man" especially since we were all "white" and by training another young "white man" how to shoot, we were undermining "Black Lives Matter" since he would probably shoot a "Brown person" given the opportunity. (Mind you, the person saying this to me was about as white as they come)
The point of my post...Was it out of line to make this offer to someone facing a life-altering disease? Was this "person" who called me out totally messed up in their "logic"? Would you do something similar in my place?
I would love to get the NES take on this.
My reply to himYa I'm good holding up great keeping busy working almost done with everything treatment wise and that would be great but you and all those guys don't have to do any of that it's greatly appreciated
His replyWe are a good group of people and when a great young man like you wants to get in to shooting, we want to help. The BS fees and hoops to jump through that the state expects should not affect your rights, and I know that the cost was a big deal at the time, so here we are. Good firearm owners are like a brotherhood, and we want you as one of us my friend.
Well thank you all I am really speechless, dumbfounded really....this makes my day!
+1 to you for giving him a firearm. His responses make it apparent that he is a well-adjusted young man that is very humble. I wish him the best for his health and a very long life.Just figured I would toss out an update.
My friend and I were chatting last night and this morning. I mentioned how many of the folks here, people he had likely never met, were all thinking of him, and he was dumbfounded. Even more so when I mentioned that some of these folks wanted to shoot with him when he was able, AND some even offered to chip in for his first firearm purchase (after I give him my old but lovable Remington 522 as his first gun) He was just amazed that strangers could come together for someone they did not know in so many ways.
My reply to him