Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Friday, July 08, 2011


It is now precisely two months before Gun Blogger Rendezvous V6.0. This one promises to, once again, top all previous versions.

This year's festivities run Sept. 8-11, once again in Reno, Nevada, and once again the official hotel for the event is the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, which happens to be physically connected to Circus Circus and the El Dorado.

I've attended all five previous events, and I enjoy the hell out of them. Some of the previous attendees include:
Guest of honor this year will once again be Alan Gura - yes, THAT Alan Gura.  And there may be other celebrities as well.

Rendezvous sponsors have included:
And, as has been the tradition, the swag promises to be epic.  The raffle Saturday night promises to have at least three and possibly four firearms.  There will be t-shirts galore (Eric Field donated two Kalashnikitty shirts for this year's event, and I'm pitching in a Sellier & Bellot shirt, still in its unopened bullet-shape), AR-15 magazines, and many, many other really neat items.

But the main reason to go is the reason I go:  To talk to the people I read, and who read me.  This isn't like the NRA annual convention where every moment of every day is tied up with events.  No.  While there are daily planned events, the majority of your time is available to just shoot the breeze with the other attendees, whether in the hospitality room or on the firing range.

Oh, and there will be shooting.  An open range day, a Steel Challenge day, and a Cowboy Fast Draw day.  Everything I bring will be available to anyone to shoot.  I'll bring plenty of ammo.

Finally, we do this every year to raise money for an outstanding charity - Project Valour IT.  Your $30 registration fee and anything you spend on raffle tickets goes to buy voice-activated laptops and Wii video games for our wounded soldiers.  Last year we raised $5,100.  This year I hope we do better.

So scrape your pennies together, send in your registration form, make your travel and hotel reservations, and join us for a terrific weekend of gun-nut goodness!

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