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Always locked and loaded

Luke Scott's free-speaking ways may draw concern, but not to those who know him

Updated: April 21, 2011, 6:32 PM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The feel of the black Colt .45 is foreign. It's been placed in my hands by its owner and is fully loaded and ready to be fired inside the Take Aim shooting range, where the smell of gunpowder is acute and a poster on the wall reads: "Ladies Shoot For Free!"

I'm staring down the barrel at a poster of Osama bin Laden. Luke Scott is the owner of the .45, and he senses my nervousness. This is the first time I've held a gun. He tries to put me at ease and is smiling ...

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