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Another thing that thoroughly irks me is the defeatist attitude that was shown in the article. Twice in fact. You state that Russia boasts a victory in the Olympics, and say that they probably will beat us on the theory that "We can't shoot." That is about as absurd as Wes Santee admitting that he can't run the mile under four minutes. What American shooters and sportsmen need is some real American confidence.
It's not the
fancy firearms or special "clothing"; it's merely a matter of
determination, and, remember, the Russians only have two hands and put their
pants on one leg at a time....
A STATE OF
I am a little hazy on one point.
Why can't we allow our standard of living and willingness to send aid to foreign countries to speak for our superiority over Russia? Why can't we enter international sports to win for the love of winning and not to influence the political world as Russia does?
We and other
countries know that Russian athletes are "pros," so why reach a state
WHO KNOWS? WHO'S
So the Russians outshot us at the International Shooting Union matches! What should we do? What can we do? Everyone knows of the Olympics, but how many know that target shooting is an Olympic event? How many people know that NRA stands for the National Rifle Association of America, the governing body for the target shooters in the United States?
people heard about target shooting? The answer to this seems to be that there
is no publicity to amount to anything for the sport. A bullfight in Spain, or a
dog race in Florida can get better write-ups in newspapers than a local shooter
can by firing a new national record. To most people a "free" rifle
match is one in which there is no entry fee.