This post from Robb at Sharp as a Marble got me thinking. Yes, there is a new generation of people coming into the culture and they are amazingly free of the crap we went through.
We run the risk of sounding crotchety with the new guys & gals. We dedicated ourselves to fight the old anti-freedom dragons, they are on their way out and that is good but we must realize that the new generation does not know about it and some won’t even care. Let’s not make the mistake of resenting them because if it but enjoy it because it is precisely what we were looking for: normalcy.
What we need to do is support them into being safe shooters, know the risks and responsibilities that come with owning and carrying firearms and, if we are lucky we will find some that will understand history and will take over the legal & legislative ramparts keeping watch on the barbarians while we retire to our “rocking chairs,” provide snarky advice from the porch and repeat ad nauseam “We used to do that shit better. I don’t know what the hell is wrong with kids nowadays.”
And we will have to deal with them calling us Fudds or its equivalent in the future. It is a fair trade in my opinion.