Humans have been participating in friendly competitions since the beginning of time. I guess we have a built-in drive to test our skills and mettle against others. Just look at the majority of shows on TV these days, and I’m not just talking about the classic game shows. Whether it’s cooking, dancing, obstacle courses, or racing around the world, we like to participate in, and sometimes just watch, a good competition. Remember History Channel’s “Top Shot”? Who would have ever thought a shooting competition would be on prime time television?
Say you live in San Francisco, and you want to carry a gun around. First you have to have a gun, which isn't the easiest thing in the world, since the city's only firearm store closed last November. However, one way to go about it, if you don't want to travel far, is to wait for the next gun show to roll around at the Cow Palace, an old livestock pavilion and sports arena just over the San Mateo County line.
Six-time Olympic shooting medalist Kim Rhode said Monday night that new gun control measures implemented in her home state of California — and around the country — are “killing our sport at the core.”