Christians hand out tracts and bibles for free. Why don't we hand out 22 ammo?
Not as dumb as it may at first seem.
The shooting sports crowd is always trying to encourage young hunters and shooters and new hunters and shooters. It seems we could learn a lot from the Christian set.
What if somebody started a non-profit that encouraged industry to band together to subsidize 22LR ammo and take a rugged firearm design (22LR revolver like the S&W K22, M617 or 18, or Ruger single-six now that the single ten has come out, probably something discontinued but rugged and safe) and open source the patent (like WWII jeeps) and cooperatively produce it at cost for new shooters who take an industry approved/supported basic course and pass a thorough background check (could be an NRA course)?
Would that not drastically encourage new shooters and more than compensate industry by their future purchasing power? Would it not increase the firearms lobbies political clout as well?
Christians give out free bibles, why can't we minister at cost in like manner?