By Scott Carpenter
I wrote this piece back in 2001 for Martin Masse’s Le Quebecois Libre. I have left it unedited – although there are a few things I would change today I don’t think I knew just how relevant it would be to today’s society ‘way back then’.
I was 11 years old when my parents gave me my first real firearm. It was a Lakefield Mark II .22 caliber repeater that I still own. It’s killed a lot of squirrels and grouse in the last seventeen years and in the process I’m convinced that it — with a little help from my father — saved my life.
Of course, it never downed a charging grizzly or wounded a marauding thief. Nope. All it did was keep dad and I busy on the weekends filling the freezer with grouse and slaying errant pop cans. But those activities coupled with the sense of responsibility the ownership of such a tool entailed were enough to keep me out of a lot of trouble that other kids — mostly friends of mine — seemed to have an easy time finding.
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We will reopen for business on Saturday, February 2nd at Noon!
Thank you for your patience!!
We’re closed today – Friday, February 1st for Inventory.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
To all of our valued customers, friends, and family we here at International Shooting Supplies Ltd. would like to thank you for your continued patronage and fellowship. We wish you a very merry Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful New Year.
Rod and I talk about potential land closures in the Peace Region of BC, Gun Control and other issues in the CCFR Podcast. Spoiler alert – they’re all related.
It’s got our name on it but the truth is the credit goes to all of our customers who donated to our food bank drive this year! With your help we were able to collect over $1500.00 in cash donations and food. Good job everyone!
The only Sunday of the year we’re open is today, the 2nd of December from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
There’s still lots of great deals to be had so come down and take advantage of the great buys while you can!
Santa says to treat yourself or treat someone else!