I know that when I was in high school, I was made to feel ashamed of my love for shooting. This is in rural Indiana. I kept my hobby on the DL, especially after Columbine, for fear of some paranoid teacher or administrator thinking I was going to be violent. I was a pretty popular kid in high school, but only toward the end, and I have kept my ties to some of the "outsiders" (i.e. intelligent kids who didn't buy into stupid social games) strong. It seems that people think that anyone who has an interest in guns and shows it is abnormal. I tell people like this to note that none of the school-shooters or gang-bangers are IPSC types (thank God). Has anyone else had this happen to them? Fortunately, things have changed. At West Point, saying you want to kill someone and showing a proficiency in the necessary skills is downright encouraged. God bless the US Army.