Much fun was had last week talking on social media about what we’d do with the outrageous amount of money we’d have at our disposal if we won Mega Millions.
What would I do? Like you have to ask…
However, two friends of mine suggested independently of each other that they’d use the money to help build shooting ranges in areas of the country where there are none.
What an interesting idea.
There is precedent for it. Literacy in the poorer parts of the nation was vastly improved by the creation of Carnegie libraries where there were no libraries, and Rosenwald Schools where there were no schools. If the right to self-defence is an inherit right enshrouded in the Constitution, (and it is) isn’t it the government’s business to ensure that right can be used? After all, it ain’t private businesses that are used as polling places, it’s schools, churches and other community centers.
Along with people like myself who support the NRA with our meager donations, there are wealthy people out there who are donating scads of cash to advance gun rights. This is good, and it should continue. However, donating a gazillion dollars to advance gun rights means squat if there are no places to shoot. Maybe it’s time for a program, funded much like the Carnegie Libraries were, that will give people a place to exercise the Second Amendment rights we’ve fought so hard for.
Okay, Koch brothers. There’s the idea. Now hire me to run it. 🙂