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    If you have lived in Alexandria, you probably know of the Trophy Room in Old Town.

    If you have lived in Alexandria, you probably know what a bunch of stuck-ups they have in the City Hall.

    This is a story about Mr. Zarlenga, who used to own the Trophy Room, a hunting and fishing store, and whose store was basically forced to close by the city government. Instead of fading quietly into the sunset, Mr. Zarlenga rented his store space to someone who subsequently opened a SEX SHOP. By his own admission, Zarlenga wanted to rent out the space to someone who would surely aggravate the city. Well, I say, Good For Him!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...022801976.html

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    Chuckles wrote:
    If you have lived in Alexandria, you probably know of the Trophy Room in Old Town.

    If you have lived in Alexandria, you probably know what a bunch of stuck-ups they have in the City Hall.

    This is a story about Mr. Zarlenga, who used to own the Trophy Room, a hunting and fishing store, and whose store was basically forced to close by the city government. Instead of fading quietly into the sunset, Mr. Zarlenga rented his store space to someone who subsequently opened a SEX SHOP. By his own admission, Zarlenga wanted to rent out the space to someone who would surely aggravate the city. Well, I say, Good For Him!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...022801976.html
    Funny? Maybe in a perverse sort of way but hardly OC related even by a stretch. Not really something I would even like to see related to our cause.

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    That's great

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    Who's gonna be first to OC there?

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    "Tell George his recruiting Expences are not allowed, nor any of the Minute Officers. I have got a Warrant for £3..5 for the two Guns, chd. in his Acct. furnished the Detachment of his Compy. wch. march'd with Ensign Cofer. I have spoken to Capt. Lee about the two Guns, his Compy. carried from Dumfries; but he says he knows nothing about them, & unless George can make some other Proof, they will be lost, & no Satisfaction recd. for them; especially as Capt. Lee's Company, wth. the rest of the third Regiment is ordered to march imediatly to Carolina. He shou'd also get a Certificate from Ensign Cofer for the Musket he took of mine from John Tillet's Shop; tho' I had much rather have the Musket re-turn'd; for as we have a Bayonet for her, she wou'd now sell at £5…10."" - George Mason to Martin Cockburn., June 23, 1776.

    The John Tillet mentioned was a gunsmith that had a shop in the town of Alexandria. So, The town council closed down what was an authentic 18th century business. The people of the City of Alexandria in relying on government people who don't know history are getting screwed by the City Town Council and zoning boards, not Mr. Zarlenga.

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    Virginiaplanter wrote:
    "Tell George his recruiting Expences are not allowed, nor any of the Minute Officers. I have got a Warrant for £3..5 for the two Guns, chd. in his Acct. furnished the Detachment of his Compy. wch. march'd with Ensign Cofer. I have spoken to Capt. Lee about the two Guns, his Compy. carried from Dumfries; but he says he knows nothing about them, & unless George can make some other Proof, they will be lost, & no Satisfaction recd. for them; especially as Capt. Lee's Company, wth. the rest of the third Regiment is ordered to march imediatly to Carolina. He shou'd also get a Certificate from Ensign Cofer for the Musket he took of mine from John Tillet's Shop; tho' I had much rather have the Musket re-turn'd; for as we have a Bayonet for her, she wou'd now sell at £5…10."" - George Mason to Martin Cockburn., June 23, 1776.

    The John Tillet mentioned was a gunsmith that had a shop in the town of Alexandria. So, The town council closed down what was an authentic 18th century business. The people of the City of Alexandria in relying on government people who don't know history are getting screwed by the City Town Council and zoning boards, not Mr. Zarlenga.
    Interesting historical insight. Would be fascinating to to find that the locations were one and the same.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    Chuckles wrote:
    If you have lived in Alexandria, you probably know of the Trophy Room in Old Town.

    If you have lived in Alexandria, you probably know what a bunch of stuck-ups they have in the City Hall.

    This is a story about Mr. Zarlenga, who used to own the Trophy Room, a hunting and fishing store, and whose store was basically forced to close by the city government. Instead of fading quietly into the sunset, Mr. Zarlenga rented his store space to someone who subsequently opened a SEX SHOP. By his own admission, Zarlenga wanted to rent out the space to someone who would surely aggravate the city. Well, I say, Good For Him!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...022801976.html
    Funny? Maybe in a perverse sort of way but hardly OC related even by a stretch. Not really something I would even like to see related to our cause.

    Yata hey
    It's not OC related, but it's RKBA related.

    Zarlenga is making a stand, in a rather humorous way.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    More power to him.

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    I met Mike. He also took my Utah class a couple of months ago. He is a real decent guy. The City should not have screwed him like that. Guess they figured he should be giving more to their campaign funds.

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    Can I convince my wife that the only reason I went there was to support the 2A?
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

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    Thundar wrote:
    Can I convince my wife that the only reason I went there was to support the 2A?
    Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission! :celebrate

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    Bulldog1967 wrote:
    Thundar wrote:
    Can I convince my wife that the only reason I went there was to support the 2A?
    Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission! :celebrate
    I have found that a 50/50 proposition. Well ok, a bit better than that. Maybe 70/30.

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    I think he should hurry up before they rezone andopen a bondage and fetish shop in his other building, complete with authentic wooden stocks and 18th century styleclothing in latex and rubber.
    Revelation 1911 - And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

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