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

Saturday, May 16, 2009

NRA Convention Update

NRA Convention Update

The WiFi service in the media room is really excellent. Strong signal, 54Mbps. I just cannot connect to the intartubes with it, which kinda defeats the purpose. Oh well. I'm posting this from my brother's computer before I head out for the second full day. Here's a picture of a bunch of us schmoozing around and socializing:

Breda's the delicate little thing back there in the white T-shirt. Or not so delicate:

She decided that with the unfamiliar heat, she'd just open carry. Apparently construction workers are dumbstruck by petite women toting pistols. Who knew?

I haven't run across too many famous faces yet. Haven't seen R. Lee Ermey, or Todd Jarrett, or Tom Knapp, or Jim Scoutten, but you might recognize this gentleman:

That's Maj. John Plaster. I think he and Joe Huffman would have a very interesting conversation!

As it was last year, pink is very heavily represented by manufacturers again. A sampling:

While definitely not pink, I think I've found David of Random Nuclear Strikes his next 700-yard Boomershoot pistol. It's a bit different from the single-shot break-open and bolt-action pistols he's been using, but it will really make hitting those 3" 700-yard swingers a challenge!

Yes, that's a .45-70 revolver. Brass frame, reasonable barrel length, outstanding single-action trigger. Just the thing! Easily the most interesting item I've seen at the show so far, but I've only gotten through about half of it.

Ah well, more later if I can get connectivity at the site. If not, well, you'll just have to wait!

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