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    Founder's Club Member Jojo712's Avatar
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    Gun Appreciation Day!

    Folks,

    First off, my apologies for "going ghost" for a while. As some of you may know, Baby Jersey Rodriguez was born on November 10th, 2012, and I have been taking some time time off (both before and after) to deal with some unremitting health issues and with Jersey herself. As it turns out, a newborn (our first) is tough business, and I've been spending my time gathering knowledge at places like whattoexpect.com forums instead of the opencarry.org and 1911 forums.

    Today, however, is the 19th of January, also known as the very first Gun Appreciation Day: http://gunappreciationday.com
    Luckily, there's a gun show in the Miami area that I'll be able to attend (today and tomorrow) where I'll be able to to greet many friends in the Miami area whose friendship I have cultivated throughout many years as a shooter, along with the many gun shops and ranges that have sent legal business my way, and whose facilities I frequently patronized (before the prospect of having a child came along, whereupon I hunkered down to prepare for this latest life challenge).

    Yesterday, I went on Zazzle and ordered some Florida Carry gear (even some awesome pink baby-sized stuff), and today I'll be wearing my magnificent NRA constitution shirt to the show. I have nothing to sell; in fact, if firearms were a financial stock, now would be the time for a very firm "Hold what you have and strongly buy what you can." I'll be visiting with some of the finest gunsmiths in the area and chatting it up with some of the finest and most dedicated defenders of freedom I have ever known (in the fields of battle, in the courts, in the gun shops & ranges, and even formerly in the state legislature). While others should be competing, with good cause, for high cap mags and so-called assault rifles, I'll be searching for another Berryville masterpiece (Wilson Combat) and walking out with a wagon of ammunition. I'll "appreciate" my guns today by doing the aforesaid, and by shooting some of that ammo later on during the afternoon (I haven't shot in months). What I will not do is talk to any cameras or any newspapers.

    My advice: If you are at the show or at any gun event where the media is present, your best bet is to keep going and not comment. They are mostly there to twist your words around and make you look like a nut. Let's keep that in mind before we say whatever we are inclined to say on camera (or in print). As it stands, the leadership of the NRA, Florida Carry, and The National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban seem to have a very firm handle on what to say. I am more than happy to allow them to speak for me.

    I'll be back at work (and back to posting more regularly) on February 4th. Though I've been absent for a bit, I continue to fiercely support this forum and everything it stands for, and I certainly hope to see you at the Miami show this weekend.

    Cheers,
    Jojo

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    Re: Gun Appreciation Day!

    Congratulations jojo. I believe we'll come out of this unscathed as long as people contact their reps, and join nra/goa/fl carry, etc. Just like after columbine. I just hope we can get OC here. Fl is NOT New York!
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77zach View Post
    Fl is NOT New York!
    Can I get an "Amen" on that one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADulay View Post
    Can I get an "Amen" on that one!!

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    Last edited by 77zach; 01-19-2013 at 05:43 PM.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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