September 27, 2007
I'm the NRA and I vote.
UPDATE: Azi has a post on the dinner (although I feel the St. John's rreference is wildly unrelated) and also reposts the picture above.
And yes, Ron Paul supporters were out in force, both inside and outside the event. I've said it before, I'll say it again, there's a dedication there that seriously impresses me.
Posted by Karol at September 27, 2007 09:05 AM
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I know it's "not loaded" and your finger isn't near the trigger, but don't point a gun at another person you don't intend to shoot.
Basic gun safety.
I was pointing it at Azi Paybarah. He probably deserved it. :-)
c'mon karol, no smiling when holding a gun. ;)
btw, there's a flickr site called gals n' guns or something. you should submit your photo.
Ok, you win...yours IS bigger than mine !
Any Ron Paul supporters show up at the NRA event? Maybe your readers would like to hear about them.
I (heart) chicks packing!
I think the NRA are missing a trick in the USA. They should award people (their members) certificates to say they have a good understanding of what it means to own a gun, and how to minimise the chances of anything untoward happening to them in terms of, for instance, their kids accidentaly getting hold of them. It would make them look like the responsible gun owners they want to look like, and lower the chances of any gun-related curbing of their rights. I could see there being a little badge in the window of a house which more or less says "Not only do I own a gun, but I have it handy, and I'm quite good at using it!" I'd be interested to see what anyone else thought.
Karol, a side on pic would've made things clearer. Nobody wear any 'mod' gear near you (it has a target on it).
I believe the NRA does that already, Bryan. I remember that you can get certificates to show your gun skills.
Here's a better picture of the gun (worse shot of me, though :-) ):
Aren't the certificates just given for shooting accuracy? I don't remember gun ownership/care (other than maybe how to clean one's firearms) being on the exam.
Yes, I'm more thinking of a course with components like "Dumb places to practice", and "why your guns should be hard to access for your kids". These things would stop a lot of inadvertent harm befalling the owners families and also(in the case of Elvis) the TV!
Speaking as an NRA certified a Distinguished Expert (4 position small bore rifle category), you are holding that thing completely wrong! The kickback alone will leave SUCH a mark in your neck, and possibly shatter your jaw! It looks like you're holding a 12-gauge pump action shotgun. Square up a bit more to your target and lean in a bit. Put the butt of the gun just below your collarbone and to the left of your shoulder joint. Now aim and squeeze and watch your home intruder burst into multiple bits! Wasn't that nice?
Jamie, you are a bad man; thinkof the furniture! Blood is a sod to remove, and gore moreso.
I would imagine, I should add, please don't add me to a watchlist!