As I strolled through the cabelas near my house loooking for AK ammo. I hear a father say to his son " Look you only have 200 dollars to spend. There is no way you can find a gun(his words not mine) for that price to go hunting with your buddies. your just gonna have to skip it and maybe next year." I rounded the corner to see a hefty young man and his father discussing the lack of firearms in the price range dad set.
I walked up and said "hey kid what you gonna be hunting." "my friends are all going hog hunting and invited me but I don't have a gun and they can't lend me one."
I said he was in luck that they have a rack of about 6 mosin nagant rifles on sale for 109.99. If 200 was his budget that left him more than enough for some surplus ammo to practice with. Kid gets my opinion on which to get ( chose a orginal 91/30 round over a hex because the Hex had serious bolt issues).
wasn't til the kid walked off I realized dad was giving me the stink eye. Turns out dad is very anti hunting anti gun anti second amendment. the 200 dollars was set in hopes he could not find a gun to hunt with as his friends assured him he could only find a .22 for that price.
I stood there speechless thinking oh crap this poor kid has nobody to teach him about guns. on my way out gave him the card of a local gun range that gives hunter safety classes and firearms education and told him " sorry to have screwed that up for you but the kid needs to learn about firearms if he gonna go hunting. And sorry for helping him with an addiction that will keep him out of jail, get him interested in politics, and give him something to do with his spare time." I swear that guy was gonna punch me in the face