Firearms are also used in competitive sports. The Olympic Games include competitions with pistols, rifles, and shotguns. Shooting is also part of the biathlon and has been part of the Olympic pentathlon since 1912 ("Pentathlon") . There are also many competitions throughout the country in bull's eye, bench rest, silhouette, practical pistol, trap and skeet, and other shooting sports. Men, women, older children, and even individuals with certain disabilities can enjoy these sports since shooting does not require much agility or physical strength.
Articles like this is why I read the Nation. Bravo, Michelle Alexander! I am not surprised you got so many comments. I've read some of them and would like to respond to Lara De Luz, Maria Schafer, Gordon Spencer, and Kay Sieverding. Re: African American support for Clinton: they are voting for the devil they know rather than the one they don't. They remember Jesse Jackson's two ill-fated campaigns and realize Sanders is much more like him than Clinton and so, while she doesn't deserve it, Clinton has gotten their votes. To Kay, I know firsthand what you have gone through and there is no justice in American courts for ordinary people. That system is even more corrupt than our politics, if that is possible.