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Offline Gomezy3k

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We need new blood to keep NCOWS going
« on: October 08, 2019, 06:53:21 pm »
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In the years I have been getting The Shootist I noticed something.  Where are the young shooters?  It looks like most of the members are getting as old as I am (68) or close to it.  In the last issue of The Shootist I only saw 4 or 5 young people.  We need to figure out a way to bring in more young people to shooting.  I am not sure how to go about it so figured maybe others can come up with some ideas.  Since I am the only NCOWS member here in Vegas (that I know of) I shoot with the SASS group and they are pretty much in the same boat.  I don't recall any young shooters in any of their posse's either.

Anyway just thought I would throw in my 2 cents and see what everyone comes up with.
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Re: We need new blood to keep NCOWS going
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 09:30:36 pm »

Well .... Actually .... Nah, no help here.  I'm not an NCOWS member (almost, once) but just thought I'd offer that NCOWS and CAS are inna same boat.  Too few newbies.  Kids aren't running around the neighborhoods playing Cowboys and Indians anymore.  Sad.

PS:  Forgot to add (almost), the newbies we have in SASS are really winning real regular.  Youth is totally wasted on the young.

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Re: We need new blood to keep NCOWS going
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 12:14:13 am »
Reality has or lack of it has settled in

anyone beyond our Baby Boomer Generation & Generation X  are exposed to electronic games & gadgetry,

Unless Xennials 
Millennials
Generation Y, Gen Next - iGens Generation and Gen Z go with a HIP Granddad  (US) The hobby is lost in 10 - 15  years 20 tops

Gloomy yes.... a few sparks exist a hand full of youths will attend....



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Re: We need new blood to keep NCOWS going
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 01:04:49 pm »
Kids aren't running around the neighborhoods playing Cowboys and Indians anymore.  Sad.
Well, if you think about it, how much fun would it really be playing "bovine persons of indiscriminate sex and native americans"?
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Re: We need new blood to keep NCOWS going
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 01:19:30 pm »
"bovine persons of indiscriminate sex and native americans"?  indigenous persons  ?
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Re: We need new blood to keep NCOWS going
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2019, 01:40:43 pm »
Yep, exactly! Besides, can you really imagine the fuss you'd have if the neighbors saw you chasing a kid in mocasins with a feather on his head with your finger, or God forbid, a pink or purple toy gun pointed at him or her or xi  :o
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Re: We need new blood to keep NCOWS going
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2019, 02:31:54 pm »
they suspend kids today in schools for pointing a finger even if they don't say bang

Then there is case where a 9 year old bit his peanut butter sandwich in the shape of a gun and was expelled ?. EXPELLED for a fricking sandwich shape   :o


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Re: We need new blood to keep NCOWS going
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2019, 02:37:31 pm »
Then again, I recall indiscriminate sex as still a thing among youth . . .
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Re: We need new blood to keep NCOWS going
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2019, 02:47:37 pm »
Well there is that  ;)

Maybe "undetermined" was the word I should have used?
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