By Dan Shea
November 2000 already. My, how time flies. When you get this, we will be facing the most intense election in twenty years. I hope and pray that we get the vote out, and send the Clintonistas and our national shame packing… back to Arkansas. Enough on that- all the apples are in this basket- and most of us know it.
The SAR Gun Show is a “Happening”. Every once in a while something comes along that is “Fresh”, and truly exciting to be involved in. The SAR show has every indication of being just that. This has evolved into a place to be, a place to show your wares, a place to gather with like minded people. A place to show off some of the weird and arcane items in collections as well. I am very much looking forward to this show. SAR has set up a place in the booth section where we can meet with subscribers, and pile up the back issues, etc, for people to dive into, and a special section for the “Usual Suspects”- our writers. This section is exclusively for them to sit and talk with people, plan articles, share ideas, and generally BS around with who ever is in the mood at the moment or has something new and interesting in mind. I am looking forward to that as well.
Mark you calendars, get your plane tickets or start driving now- because it’s around the corner.
There IS going to be a machine gun shoot. SAR is not involved, but we are cheerleaders for Dry Creek Inc, PO Box 12403, Scottsdale, AZ, 85267 (480-948-0175) (Email email@example.com), the same people that put on the outstanding Northern Arizona Machine Gun Shoot in August, who are sponsoring this event. It is being held outside of Yuma on the Wednesday and Thursday preceding the SAR show in Phoenix. This means you can come to the Yuma area on Wednesday November 29th, shoot or watch, do tracers at night (They have about 2800 yards of range, and a bunch of flying remote controlled airplane targets). Shoot Thursday November 30th, and head to Phoenix when you are done. Make sure you contact them to get the particulars of shooters fees, etc. Then, for dealers and displayers Friday is setup, and Saturday and Sunday are the SAR show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. If you need more info on this, call us at SAR (207-683-2959)- or email us at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are planning an on site barbecue for Saturday night at the fairgrounds, but the details are still being buffed out as I write this. It will be a paying meal, but we are making sure it’s an outstanding SouthWest barbecue- wouldn’t have it any other way. It will be one more place to gather around with old and new friends, generally talk in a place you can hear with out sign language, and just generally kick back with the rest of the “Gun Culture”.
I am hoping we will be celebrating a new administration, with a return to some sanity in the firearms regulations in the United States, but if things turn out the other way, well, we can start planning our strategies to keep on legally defending our Freedom. Improvise, overcome, and adapt!
See you there!
|This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V4N2 (November 2000)|