That your gun?
Where did you get it?
My dad gave it to me when I was little. Probably smaller than you.
I'm 10. Does it shoot good?
Nope. It just sits there.
Because I shoot good. It's the operator.
Hmm. Looks nice. Pretty nice gun.
GUN DEALER(rudely interrupts my chat with the kid), " It is a nice looking little plinking gun."
Yep. Plinked a lot with that.
I like it. It's nice.
Yep. I refinished it.
Where you from, lady?
Mentioning Wyoming drew a man crowd around me.
Why did you come here?
MEN (rudely interrupt my chat with the kid), "Yeah. Why did you come here?"
Do you have a couple days?
I don't understand, ma'am.
"Yeah. We don't understand that. We have until 6. Close shop." GUN DEALER rudely interrupting my chat with the kid once again.
"We got all day, lady. We will meet you outside to hear this." MEN again rudely interrupting my chat with the kid.
Yeah. Never mind. It's an inside joke.
Oh. You shoot that gun a lot?
Yep. I can't tell you how many thousand rounds have gone through this.
What do you shoot with it?
Used to shoot everything from targets, pop cans, skunks, raccoons, prairie dogs, to snakes and whatever else.
We don't got none of them around here. 'Cept raccoons and skunks.
Yep. I know. Possums might be good.
Possums are cool. You going to go shoot that now?
Nope. Taking it home. You sure have a lot of questions.
Yep. I want to learn to shoot. I never seen a girl shooter.
Yep. Looks like I'm the only girl around these parts at the moment.
It's cool. You got a lot of bullets?
Yes, sir. I have many rounds of ammunition.
I can't wait until I get to do it.
Yes, sir. Make sure you have a wise teacher. Remember to respect guns. Be safe. You have a great day!
I left the little curious feller with a big smile on his face.
I could have played Home Alone 20 questions with him all day.