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Jackson and Ben go shooting

Guns are an integral part of the American psyche. Try explaining to a Texan how hard to obtain a handgun in New Zealand (or Europe) and they’ll look at you blankly and say “That’s so weird”. Then again, they can walk into Walmart buy their groceries, booze prescription meds, and pick up a rifle all in the same place.

Guns are horrible things. Don’t get me wrong. I would never own a gun and I will probably never shoot one again. However, when in Texas it is part of the cultural experience to shoot a gun.

So Ben and I went shooting at an indoor firing range close to where we are staying in League City. We hired a 40 calibre Glock semi-automatic handgun with a clip that holds 12 rounds.

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