Last Monday, I started a new “real job”, working in an office with actual people. I’m going to keep blogging and doing Gun Nuts Radio, don’t worry – it’s interesting trying to balance being a freelance writer, full time blogger, competitive shooter, and having a real job again. Tuesday, I was talking to two of the ladies that I work with, and they asked me about where I was going to be next week (hint: Bianchi Cup). Right there, I had two options – I could either hide what it is that I do, or I could be proud to be a gun owner and competitive shooter, and own it right there.
So, I told them that I’m going to Bianchi Cup to shoot a national championship pistol match; just to reinforce the whole “I’m a gun nut” I also have a signed picture of R. Lee Ermey with a Glock on my desk. It’s like I’ve said in the past – I don’t believe in hiding what it is that I do anymore. I am proud to be a shooter, and I’m proud to be involved in the shooting sports. I was able to broach the subject of being a gun owner without sending anyone into hysterics or tears; it turns out that one of the other people in my office is a gun owner, and her husband is an avid hunter and shotgunner.
Don’t hide who you are, and don’t hide your sport. Like Jim Scouten says: “Share your sport.”