O'Connor shares examples of how competitive shooting sports teach students critical life lessons, to not only challenge themselves to achieve more, but to work as a team. Firearms safety is an essential ongoing part of the program.
The culture of the shooting sports, and hunting, remains firmly imbedded in the cultural fabric of the American Heartland.
There’s a dramatic difference between the urban dweller in Miami, Florida or Phoenix, Arizona who struts their stuff by packing a pistol whenever they head out to grab a bite to eat at the local McDonald’s than the folks in Nebraska where hunting is a multi-generational part of the cultural fabric. The gun culture is also a part of the lives of those who don’t hunt but simply love to engage in shooting at targets as a competitive sport.
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer at the Heartland Public Shooting Park, located on the outskirts of Grand Island, Nebraska for a visit with Tim O’Connor at the Sporting Clays Range, followed by a visit with Todd McCoy, and the range safety-officer at the rifle range.
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