More people target shoot than golf?

May 25th, 2010

According to a study conducted by Responsive Management, cialis usa cheap 34.4 million Americans went target shooting in 2009.

For comparison, viagra usa 28.6 million Americans golfed (a minimum of one round) in 2008, according to the National Golf Foundation.

The Responsive Management study included a wide spectrum of shooting activities at gun clubs and ranges, including hunters sighting in rifles, trap and skeet shooters and handgun owners practicing marksmanship.

Although the number – about 15% of the nation’s population – is not insignificant, target shooters are a distinct minority in America.

And unlike golf, shooting carries a negative stigma in much of mainstream America.

Negative stigma? And, yet, our TV shows and movies are filled with firearms righteously used. So are our books and video games.

It’s only the press, the politicians, and the the people who buy into their anti-gun propaganda who think target shooting has a negative stigma.

Entry Filed under: Gun Control

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rustmeister  |  May 25th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    The author might be surprised to learn many people view golf in a similarly negative manner.

    Of course, like shooting, most critics have never played the game.

  • 2. Elliot  |  May 25th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    True story:

    I was playing golf once when two guys pulled up in a golf cart.

    Just as I was about to swing at my ball they yelled, “Do you know you’re hitting from the women’s tee?”

    I shouted back, “Yes. Do you know this is my second shot?”

    And that (plus the wheelchair) is why I don’t play golf.

  • 3. Dan  |  May 27th, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Did you have to buy your partner a beer for not hitting as far as the women’s tee?

  • 4. Elliot  |  May 27th, 2010 at 7:11 am

    My companions were laughing too hard to drink.

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