Guns Are The New Golf

    Gun culture has come under pressure these last few years in Silicon Valley. Gun culture used to thrive within the geek/hacker community with open source hero Eric S. Raymond organizing Geeks With Guns events around the country. Cooperate gun clubs used to popular in the valley. In 2000 the Gun Club @ Microsoft donated over $100,000 to the NRA. This gun club now appears to be defunct.

    It was heartening to read in the WSJ about a revival of shooting culture

    A group of engineers at Palo Alto software startup Cloudera Inc. got together last month for a team bonding event with a stash of 12-gauge shotguns.

    About 20 of them gathered at Coyote Valley Sporting Clays in Morgan Hill on a Friday morning to shoot at moving targets in the countryside. “It was a real treat,” says Aaron T. Myers, a 27-year-old Cloudera software engineer who helped organize the trip, noting that it was something most had never done before.

    Last summer, a team of several dozen Facebook Inc. employees held an off-site meeting at the Metcalf Shooting Range in San Jose, shooting targets with rifles and guns.

    Now if only these Silicon Valley giants would stop blocking employees from accessing TFB.


    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!