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Happy New Year, a Month Later

So, every year I pledge that I am going to blog more. And it seems like every year I lie. To you, Dear Reader, and to myself.

It’s not that I don’t like sharing. It’s just that, like a lot of people, I get swept up in other things, like work, family, health.

So, don’t take offense if I don’t promise more posts in 2018.

Having said that, here I am!

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NRA Annual Meeting Day 2

The day started with the Members meeting. There were no surprises here. There were two resolutions presented, one to start a petition to have Wayne LaPierre awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and one to have the NRA always refer to members by the gender listed on their birth certificate.

Really? In 2017 in the face of assault on the second amendment on every front, this is what you want me to think about?

This resolution resulted in overwhelming appathy and scoff. It was withdrawn by its presenter. And we moved on.

Now, on to the floor to see who else I can see.

NRA Annual Meeting Day 1

Well I’m off, at day 1 of the NRA Annual Meeting in downtown Atlanta. So far I’ve​ seen a whole lot of guns and gear and famous shooters. 

Now I’ve been to a whole lot of conventions and trade shows in my day, in my role as a nerd herder. It’s interesting to me that the booth people fall into the same categories: customer service people and full bore salespeople. Given my press badge, I get more of the customer service people approach me, which I like.

I’ve​ also found out a lot about some upcoming products, which I promised not to reveal, but I will tell you they involve new products from companies I’ve already bought from, so I look forward to seeing them.

Look for a full report later. But for now here’s some of what I saw.

So Long Good Friend

I have never been a fan of owning Safe Queens. If I own a gun, it gets shot.

Having said that, I came to realize recently that I just wasn’t doing justice to Bucky, my Buck Mark pistol. Yes, it was nice to shoot, but since I never started shooting steel challenge or anything like that, it wasn’t getting out.

So, I floated the idea of selling it, and put it on Outdoors Trader. And today, I sold it. Naturally, I followed all my own rules, and I now have a bill of sale in the fire safe, and cash now waiting for another use. I also updated my inventory.

So long, Bucky. Be good for your new handler.

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