Will be in Houston, April 26th - 28th.
Last time the convention was in Houston, I approached R. Lee Ermey* from the
rear. He was autographing photographs at the Glock booth.
"Lee," I said, "I just saw where a Minnesota legislator is going to
introduce a bill to provide an open hunting season for feral cats in his
state. I'm putting together a celebrity cat-call tape to market in
Minnesota. What would it take for you to record 'Here kitty-kitty' for the
He stopped autographing. He put down his pen. He turned around.
He held me with his glittering eye: "That is the most fucked-up idea I have
Come to the convention next year and I'll buy you a beer. I may have another
'can't miss' idea by then.
*R Lee Ermey: The drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, star of the History
Channel's "Mail Call", and other stuff
Will Ted Nugent be there, ya think? The Secret Service has flagged
him for further investigation about his comment in St. Louis at the
In the mean time the NBPP threatens folks, Louis Farrakan is a clown
that can say anything and not be called on the carpet, or thought of
as making threatening comments.
A couple of years ago, I was chatting with one of my customers on Cape Cod.
I mentioned I had gone to a "gun show" the previous week-end.
"What's a 'gun show'?" she asked.
"Uh, it's like a car show or a boat show, except that it has guns instead of
cars," I said.
"What did you see?" was her next question. I told her I was impressed by the
number of crew-served weapons on display and for sale.
"What's a 'crew-served' weapon' ?" she wanted to know. I explained it was a
weapon that took more than one person to operate it - machine guns, mortars,
"What are those people going to DO with a gun like that?!" she demanded.
"Uh, nothing," I said. "The object is just having it, like part of a stamp
"I don't believe that!" she insisted. "They've got to have SOME intended
"Well," I confided soto voce, "I guess I can tell you... They're getting
ready for the expected uprisings."
"I KNEW IT!" she exclaimed.
There's just no reasoning with some people from Massachusetts when it comes
They're all infected.
When I drive from Texas to Louisiana, about 200 yards from the border
there's a sign on the right-of-way that reads: "You are leaving Texas. Come
back real soon, partner." About a similar distance on the other side of the
border is another sign, also on the right-of-way, that reads "Welcome to
Louisiana. We're glad you're here!".
Now drive on the Interstate from New Hampshire and enter Massachusettes.
Big-ass sign on the shoulder:
Massachusetts Gun Laws
2012 convention just happened, in St. Louis. At a convention center that
prohibits firearms. That sure seems like a stupid place for NRA convention.
Christopher A. Young
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But wouldn't that be a great sign if it said "Criminal Warning" instead!
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