Jeesh. Between nice, clueless guys that want a rifle just like what they shoot in Call of Duty (and don't know the first thing about even what caliber it shoots, much less how hard it's going to kick), and the dumbass white trash* shooting nickle-plated Beretta-style .40 caliber handguns without hearing protection for them OR FOR THEIR 8 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER!! OR WIFE!! I was about ready to call Odysseus and ask him to pick up a couple packages of the cheap, orange foam earplugs sold at pretty much every Wal-Mart, and start handing them out so I could shoot without worrying about damaging someone else's hearing.The more I think about it, the more sense it seems to me to keep a wad of disposable foam earplugs and a couple pairs of cheap-o disposable hardware store safety goggles in my range bag next to the Israeli Wound Bandages and other first aid gear so that I can hand them out to Cletus and Imogene when they show up at the range without.
It seems a charitable thing to do, and I do feel bad when I see someone arrive sans appropriate safety accoutrements, even if it's through their own igner'nce, so I would get something out of it for myself, if only a rewarded sense of noblesse oblige.