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Old April 20, 2013, 10:37 AM   #11
Salmoneye
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Join Date: December 31, 2011
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Flinching is not 'unusual' at the sound of loud noises...

Emotional breakdowns are (in my limited experience) not 'usual' in any sense of the word...

The OP very clearly spelled out that this Woman was not abused or 'victimized', so I am unsure what relevance that part of the quoted post has in this instance...The last paragraph in that post simply restates my position...

My point was that this nice Lady may simply not be capable of handling the emotional responsibility of discharging a firearm...To try and 'come up' with a way around that may not be in her (or anyone else's) best interest...

I realize we are rational, intelligent, 'nurturing' beings, that believe we can overcome any obstacle, however...As I said...I apologize if it sounds callous, but some people simply are not cut out for some things by their 'nature'...

A different setting (or teacher, or ear protection, etc.) may well change her entire attitude/dynamic, but if it doesn't, then let her set her own boundaries in what she is comfortable with...
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