With the current anti-gun vs pro-gun climate, I've been thinking about ways to get more gun owners out of the apathetic mode and into the defensive mode. One thought I have been trying to act upon is the passionate approach. I figure that when one is more passionate about owning guns, it's easier to get them more passionate about protecting the Second Amendment. My approach is this... I knew that the young fellow down the street liked to shoot his .22 rifle so talked to him about handguns and learned he had never fired a handgun. Last week I offered to take him to the range so that he could fire an assortment of my collection. He accepted. We spent 2 hours together. I instructed him in safety and shooting plus supplied all the guns and ammo. He fired .22LR, .22 Mag, .380 auto, .38 spl, .357 Mag and got to handle, but not fire, .500 S&W revolver. It was great fun! When we got back to my place and cleaned the guns, I offered to buy him a one year membership in the NRA. My jaw dropped when he asked what that was!!! After my description and giving him a tour of www.nraila.org he accepted my invitation and I bought his membership. In the past year I have bought NRA memberships for 4 young shooters. One was a soldier in Iraq so I have no idea who they are but they're getting the magazine. Anyone care to follow my example and get more young shooters involved in protecting our rights?