"How a gun-hating family from Billerica produced an Olympic shooter."
An article in, of all things, the Boston Globe.
""I was very anti-gun when my kids were little," says Scherer's mother, Sue, who works a number of different jobs, including cleaning and painting houses, running a day care, and organizing Jeopardy!-style entertainment for nursing homes. "I always thought, `Guns are bad. Guns kill people.' So, I didn't want my kids to have anything to do with guns.""
Her son wound up at West Point, and on the US Olympic shooting team; her daughter narrowly missed being on the team.
Cackle. We're like zombies. There's no stopping us. Or maybe it's as P.J. O'Rourke says. All kids have a drive to shock their parents. This is a problem for kids today, many of whom were conceived during drug-laden public sex at Woodstock; there's no way to shock your parents anymore. Except by enlisting. Esp. in the US Marine Corps, so you can come home and tell them you like the doctrine of "every man a rifleman."
Hat tip to reader Jack Anderson.....