There were enuff apparatchniks at Ye Olde Shotte Sportsman, doncha think?
Mostly JohnM. Sometimes John the Red specifically regarding Second Amend issues, politicians of the yellow stripe, the "roll over and fuck me, please" gun-law appeasement crowd, and generally regarding anyone else who wants to have power or control over other people.
Actually can be charming, witty, and polite company, where the 'assholes present and accounted for' factor is kept at a minimum. Tho, as a medical necessity fine demon rum and I have parted ways. However, a large thimbleful of the good stuff is always possible, if it's especially delightful. And alas, those wonderfully nicotine-narcotic, handrolled Norwegian shag spliffs are a thing of the past.
Don't go to the shotty-gun shoots anymore, but am happy that I made some good acquaintances and friends there and on assorted BBS's over the years. Shotguns are more utilitarian for me right now, whilst I pursue long range iron-sight handgun plinking, walkin' around light varmint rifles, and ridding the world of those horrible and invasive poptop beverage containers bymeans of repeated remotely originated perforations.
O, yeah...I may be disqualified here, tho. You see, my new river and canoe gun is a lightly used Mossberg Camo'd, 3 1/2" 12 pumpgun. Yup...after years of trying to keep nice guns nice, in the grit and mud and water and rock and dogs, I caved to utility. Much rather have a SxS 9 lb ejector boxlock Ten, of modern materials and finish, but there you have it. I am a Heretic, and damn happy about it, too.
Anywayz, you may enlist me if you wish, just to stick a cockleburr booger up the Olde Admin's commie nose. What a whining baby. Mebbe a group buy of pacifiers oughta be sent to the SSM boys, as a reminder of their orientation. Oh, and BTW, a News Clipping service of the latest Gun Law idiocies from Aussie-land, England, South Africa, and the latest Congo tribal atrocities might serve to remind them of exactly the fragility of their insular world.
Feel free to repeat my sentiments to SSM, as I doubt that I GAF about who would be offended. Y'know, mebbe the SSM crowd could work out some advertising space with Wayne Pacelle of HSUS and PETA. That power-mongering SOB would be glad to trade them the privilige to have registered replica firearms permantly welded in place over their Country Inne fireplaces, in return for some face space.
Ralph and Company just can't grasp the larger picture of where the Shooting Sports are headed, and mos' certainly do not want to hear anything that is not Blue Skies. I pretty much quit reading and posting there somewhist ago, when I discovered perfectly reasonable gun rights screeds being deleted. And, hell, I was even being nice. Fuck 'em, if they can't read sign in the political forest.
Oh, yeah. Happy to see y'alls, y'all.
I have no use for those beings who seek power and control over other people.