Wednesday, September 12, 2007
A drunken conversation on Saturday night actually became reality when Hide voiced his desire to shoot some guns in New York, because, well, he was in New York. (All Americans own guns, right?!?)
Add to that, he is a bonafide police officer in Japan (but has never had to use his gun), so why not?
Well, on the morning of September 11th, I found myself with Hide and Raylene at the Westside Shooting Range in the middle of Manhattan. We were sitting and chatting around a table, casually loading .22 bullets into the magazines of our rifles, quilting-bee style.
After a short intro lesson, we were armed with goggles, ear protection, a stack of targets, and a rifle each.