rom a hilltop west of this Ozarks town, trees stretch to the end of the world and only the low rumble of far-off thunder breaks the morning quiet.
That is about to change.“On the command of ‘gun’!” the chief instructor calls out. “Two steps to the left, three shots on target! One standing, one kneeling, one standing!”
The dozen or so schoolteachers, and one district’s bookkeeper, ready their trigger fingers.