Did you know that June 9 is National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day? Now you do, and you have no excuse not to participate.
“But Amazon,” you say. “I don’t have a daughter to take to the range with me!”
There are plenty of women out there who didn’t have a father who loved them enough to teach them to shoot. Why not take one of them to the range? Can’t find a woman to go with you? Go by yourself and put in some practice hours, so that if you ever do have a daughter, you can train her up like Annie Oakley.
Here’s why every father should make sure his little pumpkin can shoot a gun:
- Young women are bombarded with messages in the media that insist they have to look a certain way, weigh a certain amount, and wear certain clothes, or no boy will ever ask them to prom. But a shooting range is a judgment-free zone. No one cares whether you just had a break-out, or if your jeans are from Abercrombie, or you gained 15 pounds. Wouldn’t you rather your daughter spend time at the range on Saturdays than at the mall?
- Guns don’t kill people, but they are still potentially deadly weapons when used as such. And what better way to instill confidence in a girl than to trust her with a potentially deadly weapon, and teach her to wield it properly?
- Much like drugs, if you don’t talk to your children about guns, someone else will. Do you really want to take the chance that the person talking to your daughter about guns is some dopey women’s studies teacher who says things like “the very presence of a weapon offends?”
- Gun ownership is like a vaccine against against dating liberals. If you want your daughter to attract the right kind of red-blooded conservative guy and repel the kinds of men who wear ironic t-shirts and play frisbee, make sure that she has a gun or two in her home and a decorative glass jar full of spent casings displayed prominently on her book shelf.
- Most importantly, the world is a dangerous place. Whether we’re talking about home invasions, rape attempts, or the zombie apocalypse, you want to give your daughter the best possible chance of making her way through life without being a victim.