By Lars Dalseide | April 18 2012 10:44

3 Generations of local family attends NRA Annual meeting

The Domijan Boy Scout brothers at NRA's Annual Meeting
Paul and Anthony Domijan at the NRA Convention in St. Louis.

St. Louis, Missouri - While searching for Top Shot's Greg Littlejohn on the final day of NRA's Convention in St. Louis, I ran into the Domijan brothers at the Smith & Wesson booth. Paul (a Life Scout) and Anthony (an Eagle Scout) appeared to be on their own and completely in awe of their surroundings.

"No, our father and grandfather are over at the Henry booth," said Paul.

Residents of South St. Louis, Paul and Anthony are members of Boy Scout Troop 473. Enthused by their attendance, I inquired as to their impressions on the weekend.

"Sad to say that this is our first day at the show," said Anthony. "We've seen a number of great displays. Very nice, some extravagant booths from firearm manufactures all over the world. It's impressive."

It was also impressive to see hundreds (maybe thousands) of young people at the Annual Meetings & Exhibits. Even more amazing is that three generations of the Domijan family were spending their Sunday with the NRA. So what was it that pulled them in?

BSA's Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

"I just got back from Nashville and am looking for a firearms of my own," said Anthony. "I love the HKs, Colt and a few others. This is the perfect place to start."

That's when it hit me. He's an Eagle Scout. Tons of merit badges. But did he have the right one? Come on, show me that Rifle Shooting merit badge.

"Right here," Anthony pointed with a smile.

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