The way they see things at Coon Creek Trap and Skeet, if you’re focused on the shot itself, you’re missing the most important part.
“Safety. Respect what you’re doing. Respect others,” said Joan Ahart. “I see these youngsters… they bloom with responsibility.”
Ahart and her husband run Cook Creek Trap and Skeet. They’ve been at it for 20 years. These days their grand kids, and even great grand kids, help out. The firearms they shoot aren’t the ones at the center of the gun control debate. Still, when the debate gets fired up, it can be tough on their sport.
“It’s a misrepresented sport,” Ahart said.
When it comes to delivering the full picture on that debate, the White House Saturday released a picture of President Obama shooting trap at Camp David over the summer. Perhaps a political move, showing he’s more sensitive to all side of the issue than he might seem.
What does Joan Ahart see?
“He’s having fun,” she said, with a twinkle in her eye.
But is the photo politically on target? The NRA says no.
In a statement released today following the picture, a National Rifle Association spokesperson said,”One picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every gun control scheme imaginable.”