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    Osprey1
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    Love the story Goose,Great Job!!!!! 

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    dallin
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    Good story

    really warms my heart that there still are good people in this world.

    respect Mr.Goose

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    Chuck26287
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    It's true what they say… no one ever stands as tall as when they stoop down to help a child.

    Faith in grumpy old men restored.

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    Nainoa88
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    awesome 

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    Springrrrr
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    Grab mom and get her in on the fun.  Let her see that guns are not the evil devices that the media and the unknowing make them up to be.

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    Regarval
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    Very cool story, thanks for sharing!

    waiting for part 2😃

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    Kim
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    Male role models and mentoring are extremely important, despite what we read these days.  Good work!

    One suggestion is that his interest in guns could increase his interest in school.  Maybe get him some books on firearm history – which should interest him and improve his reading and writing skills.  Books on technical aspects of firearm engineering, ballistic physics, etc, could motivate him in science and math.

    All good!

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    DamonZ28
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    Great story, very touching. This could touch this young man in ways that we'll never know, and help guide him for the rest of his life.

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    ImTheGraveDigger
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    Thanks for sharing Goose,

    Very interesting story that hit home a little with me.  

    My father was not an outdoors man nor grew up with guns.  I was interested in them and wanted to learn how to hunt.  We had a close family friend who hunted and was asked to take me under his wing.  He took the time to show me the ropes and proper gun safety.  I still to this day (nearly 40 years later) remember the safety lessons and  time spent with him as though it was yesterday.  Our first day of actual shooting was on a Sunday with the entire family,  We did a lot of shooting sharing and bonding together as a group.  I still remember my mother shooting his 44 mag LOL, it was a great day

    Your time is a good investment with him, and even though you don't have kids you can still have a positive impact on our youth.  I have no doubt he will always remember what you are teaching.  

     

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    Raden1942
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     I can tell you tight now that if it wasn't for strong male role models in my life I would not be alive today. It may seem dramatic but the few hours a week or whatever your doing could litterally save that boys life or prevent him from becoming a drug addict or worse. Might I suggest telling the boy if he wants to continue shooting with you he has to do his homework first or something like that. blend in other lessons while you shoot. Also I would speak to the mom about possible martial arts classes if the boy is getting bullied. God bless and good for you. 

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    buckyusn
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    Well said and done. 

    The world can always use positive role models.  I second the idea to teach mom to shoot an air rifle.  It may not change her opinions, but at least she will have an opportunity to ask an informed person of a differing view questions instead of relying on the news media and/or the FaceBook echo chamber.  Who knows, she may enjoy the ability to share this sport one day with her son.

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    BassTrev
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    Thanks for sharing, please keep us updated.  

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    davelarson
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    You made my Saturday Goose… and I’ll bet a whole bunch of his too. Grumpy, and a great big heart as well!

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    fuznut
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    Funny thing about mentoring is it works in both directions.  Sometimes hard to tell just who is getting the most from it.  

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    jps2486
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    This kid needs direction in his life.  Thanks for spending the time with him.  I'm sure there will be benefits somewhere down the line.

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    marflow
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    from one grumpy old man to another, way to go and there two other things in your story that I notice and enforces the thought that we are all human beings with same capabilities

    thank for the post and take care

     

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    Seth0764
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    Awesome story. What a lucky young man… 

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    Boog
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    Goose, the world needs more grumps exactly like you. I know it sounds corny, but it is so true, it is so much better to give than receive. Please give an update whenever it feels right. 

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    unionrdr
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    I always loved true-life stories. Ever since I was a couple years old, I preferred to sit with the adults and listen than play with the kids. Sorta like a son or grandson for you, so that's even better yet. If God doesn't give ya extra brownie points for this one, there's something wrong! Boy's need a father figure's influence. Mon e mono. Quid pro quo… 

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    AirGunShooter
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    Kim

    Male role models and mentoring are extremely important, despite what we read these days.  Good work!

    One suggestion is that his interest in guns could increase his interest in school.  Maybe get him some books on firearm history – which should interest him and improve his reading and writing skills.  Books on technical aspects of firearm engineering, ballistic physics, etc, could motivate him in science and math.

    All good!

    Good not have said it better!

    The real world applications of Physics is the reason I went into Mechanical Engineering.  It is so great to learn the reason behind why things work like they do and then see it applied in the real world.  Nothing will get this boy started on a better academic career then applying school work to one of his favorite interests.

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