Old news, but hasn’t been seen by enough people, IMO.
Archive for February, 2010|Monthly archive page
This falls in the category of WTF.
There’s a snapshot of the convo here. And here are Rod Tuason’s words, verbatim: “Sounds like you had someone practicing their 2nd amendment rights last night! Should’ve pulled the AR out and prone them all out! And if one of them made a furtive movement…2 weeks off!!!”
Now, I understand that having people walking around with guns on their hips would make cops jumpy. It means they have more people to keep an eye on, and only God knows if any of those people are serious nutjobs or if someone in the group is a closet felon. Cops have to be hypervigilant to stay alive, and seeing a bunch of guns in the open has to be nerve-wracking. I get that, and I think there’s probably a less antagonistic way to call attention to this issue. (one guy wrote: ‘if you’re going to go out there and “educate” people…walk around places that needs [sic] that visual deterrent.”)
I do not like the idea that any police officer is scathing about our 2nd Amendment rights. Seriously. WTF.
I am usually at Starbucks on Sundays meeting with my critique partner, but on Feb. 21st I’ll be giving them a quiet thank you for not ostracizing people with CCWs. Thanks to Norman’s post and Snowflakes in Hell’s suggestion. While I agree that it’s possible that this could bring undue attention to the company, I also think it’s appropriate to show thanks and to demonstrate that there are a lot of us out here. Another good article on this here.
Snowflakes in Hell suggests, and I agree, that you let the Starbucks corporation know you visited on the 21st for that specific reason.
Guy calls and asks if we still have a Taurus .380 he’d done a transfer for FOUR YEARS ago. Turns out, yes, we do, because we can’t sell the dang thing since it’s not on the CA list of “approved” guns. When I tell him he can’t get his gun back, he gets a little testy, so I say, “Look, you better be real sweet to me or I’ll charge you storage.” Silence. Then: “Do you like roses?”
Guy popped into the shop to tell me he was giving our mailman a hard time, but he loved him.
Also said he was the coordinator for Search and Rescue in Mexicali and that his civilian job title had been International Director of Outer Space Rescue.
For people who need help getting back into the airspace.
“Can’t guarantee they’ll be unharmed, but at least they’ll be alive,” he said. “Key word: ALIVE.”
To which I replied, “Oh, look! there goes the mailman!”
Recently I had one of those traveling sales guys come into the shop to try to sell me something. I told him about the “No Soliciting” sign on the door, and he said, “ohhh, I thought that said, “No Sicilians.”” LOL…
So I told him to go away, and he said, “Ok. I know you have guns.” Then he tried to wrangle a one-night stand. Sprayed him with bullshit-be-gone and he strutted off with his fake perfume and digital cameras.
The talented and good-looking Mr. Paul Payne, an NRA representative, visited The Gun Shop this week, and dropped off some flyers for the repeal of AB962.
The bill will go into effect in Feb 2011, restricting ammunition sales and requiring gun dealers to fingerprint their customers when they buy ammo. The customer will be logged into a logbook, which the dealer is required to keep for a minimum of five years.
There are several things you can do.
1. Contact Assemblyman Curt Hagman and thank him for sponsoring legislation (AB1663) for this very important effort to repeal AB962. His office phone number is 916-319-2060 and you can email him at Assemblymember.Hagman@assembly.ca.gov
3. Print the letter and distribute it.