Spending time this week with an old friend from Our early FAA days in Georgia, her husband passed about 4 years ago and she and the Wife had reconnected so we’re visiting. I went to work for the FAA in 1976, the drums were beating within PATCO (the controllers union) for better equipment, higher pay, unfortunately hot heads prevailed and in ’81 most went out on strike. I did not and spent the next couple of years in temporary duty status. Her husband did strike and the consequences cost them dearly, losing a home and most of their property while raising three kids, I knew it had to have been hard. On top of all of this her husband began suffering symptoms related to Agent Orange exposure from his time in Vietnam. Eventually the VA in Ga. got him classified correctly and their assistance helped them greatly. You seldom know where your choices will take you but I look back now at a couple of fateful decisions that had huge implications for Our future and Thank God for his Goodness towards us.
Wow do they ever make this process complicated, especially for something even the BATFE says is pretty unnecessary, just having the Trust set up is pretty simple but talking with the Dealer there’s a lot more to be done..
For a retired LEO and former Federal Employee who like has pretty big electronic file/files in the belly of the beast so to speak, finger prints in duplicate etc. Like they’ve not got 20 or more sets already on file. LOL
Attorney called and he has had a tough week in court and it will be the end of next week before its done, not really a problem. Rain has set in for a few days, Church responsibilities continue to increase, ah well, just because you buy toys doesn’t mean you have time to play with them. Picked up a bit of an odd one this week, FN 5.7 pistol, a firearm I was very much against back when I was a Police Officer. With some loads it will defeat most common Body Armor, not something most Cops want widely distributed , truth is the Keltec PMR-30 with some loads is right there with it. Another Nut Job shot up his School in Texas, we need Mental Healthcare not Gun Control, this one used Daddy’s Shotgun and .38 revolver. Where the heck was Daddy?
Talk about extremes, a Taurus PT-22 Poly, I was at the Pawn shop when a gentleman was talking trade with them on this one but had to leave, later saw it sitting there. His wife had put less than 40 rounds through it and didn’t care for it so he traded it on a revolver. I got it for just over 1/2 price.
A young man who works there had a Alexander Arms 6.5 Grendel upper with 24″ Shilen barrel, he’d been trying to sell it for a while, I got it for 1/3 of what the equivalent model sells for now. Actually less than the barrel alone sells for from Shilen. Now those are extremes, lol.
The Wife and I were eating lunch at Cracker Barrel yesterday and three Wildlife Officers were sitting at the table next to us, two young officers and a middle aged Lieutenant. They were discussing various things and as we finished up and were leaving I asked how the Turkey Season was going and they replied it seemed to be a good season so far. The Lt. asked if I’d hunted any and I told him, nope hadn’t been and had no idea when I’d go again since my hunting Partner had passed away back in September. He expressed condolences and then said, you know he’d want you to find someone else to hunt with don’t you. This was Rick’s time of the year, he was never so happy as when he was calling Turkeys and he was good at it, usually tagging out within the first week or so then he’d start taking Kids and other new hunters out and call for them or teach them to call. Standing around one of our favorite haunts (Haw River Gun and Pawn) we were telling stories of past hunts, several of the folks had hunted Turkeys with Rick. Great memories.
Hogwash…this started popping up 4 or 5 days ago, I contacted GoDaddy who hosts this site and they tell me I need to buy a security certificate that is now required..hmmm. Okay $119 and it will clear that “site not secure” for two years…well for me at least its still there, I’m up to my eyeballs in Alligators tomorrow but if its still there Wednesday me and GoDaddy are having a talk.
At our Good Friday Service Pastor Sammy shared a reading called “it’s Friday, but Sunday’s a coming”, you tube has several video performances of it well worth listening to, It’s Sunday and Christ our Savior is Risen. Because of him we have eternal Salvation.
Last night our Church celebrated Maundy Thursday commemorating the Last Supper, today we have a Good Friday Service followed by a Community luncheon. On Sunday we will celebrate Christ’s Resurrection. These are exciting times for God’s people and we are off to a wonderful start. I hope each of you will be doing much the same.
I read this morning where Students plan on marches across the country to demand gun control…foolish Sheep lead by Educators steeped in left wing ideology, blaming objects for the actions of mentally and morally deranged people. Demanding to “feel safe”, well children this is not a “safe” world and never has been. Put your faith in a all powerful God who gives the ultimate protection, eternal life through the death of His Son on the Cross. I feel for the generations being raised to demand safety, dare nothing, defend nothing and expect the Government to provide your every want not need from Cradle to Grave.
Speaking with my Son yesterday, he tells me my GrandDaughter tells him she’s going to join the Walk out at School against Gun Violence, so he asks why, she says they don’t want Guns and Police on their Campus. Well she’s spent a lot of time in my home surrounded by Guns, she’s spent all of her life around current and former Police officers, being protected by them.
Our educators and brain benders are blaming the acts of the mentally ill and evil among us on inanimate objects, rather than requiring Law Enforcement and State agencies to keep the mental health records up to date to keep these folks from being able to legally purchase firearms, they want to ban firearms. That is like banning automobiles because of Drunk Drivers. The last several serial shooters have legally purchased their weapons because of failures of the systems, the USAF for not reporting one man’s mental problems and the last, the Sheriff’s department that visited his residence 43 times.
Go after the real causes and I and most Gun Owners will cheerfully join you, in the mean time we see one reason 15-17 years aren’t allowed to vote and frankly maybe that should go back to 21 year olds.