San Francisco resident Michael Emery recalls the moment of surprise when his soft-spoken and youngest son Edward, then 12 years old, announced that he wanted a hunter’s license.
“We’re not gun folks,” Emery said of his family. “We didn’t have any experience with hunting.”
So Edward took to the Internet and quickly discovered the Pacific Rod and Gun Club, which has resided at Lake Merced for the past 80 years and offers the only public shooting range in San Francisco.
“It really became his second home,” Michael Emery said. “He would go out on weekends, shoot a few rounds, pick up shells for the old guys. He was literally hanging around with guys older than his grandfather.”