Go watch the video that Seattle’s NBC affiliate KING5 did on this year’s Boomershoot. Lots of pictures of people shooting, even evil black rifles, and not a hint of negativity. The piece opens with:
One weekend a year the quiet of rural Idaho is blown to smithereens, by gun-toting, target shooting, explosion loving… regular folks.
And then they show some of them! They even get the reporter on camera shooting a target, and the anchor at the conclusion of the piece states:
Boomershoot organizers say that no one has ever gotten hurt blowing anything up there. The same cannot be said about the bowling balls. If you want to find out more about it, and I have to tell you it looks like a heck of a lot of fun, go to King5.com.”
No fear-mongering here. It’s a great video, about four and a half minutes. I bet King5 got some pretty vicious hate mail about it. They are in Seattle, after all.