Called and offered to pay for the ammo we used over the weekend....
I declined to accept any money....for ammo or my time.
She said "the girls want to go again".
I said she could buy the ammo for that trip.
She pointed out that she could afford to pay, and that I had spent a fair amount on ammo. And that I could teach others with the ammo I could buy to replace the stuff we had used for her girls...
I said that I didn't care.
She asked why I do it.
"Well", I said, "I began to teach classes without any charge primarily to pay back those who taught me, many of whom have passed on, and I teach to honor the time, effort and money they spent for me.....paying back, and continuing the legacy."
"Now, I do it for that reason, and because I love teaching and seeing that "smile" that every new shooter gets on their face, no matter what age"
"Besides, if I can help keep even one person from harming another accidentally, then it is all worth it"
And really, that is it. I also don't think that anyone who has actually been taught in a class how to handle a firearm and to shoot them ever becomes an Anti-Gun" type....
Why do you folks do it?