Monday, October 25, 2010

Notes from the gun shop...

It started off quick and was mostly busy from 8:00 AM on. When I got there, there were 5 cars in the lot and it mostly stayed that way. Not many backgrounds today, only about 5, but lots of ammo buyers.

I never cease to be amazed at the people who are interested in and own guns. Gun owners are a diverse group. We had people from 18 to 80, from millionaires to some who saved their lunch money for this year's deer hunting ammo. We had blacks, whites, men and women. Why this doesn't help the conservatives at the polls is something I haven't figured out as nothing says personal responsibility like a firearm.

It is an unfortunate fact that nothing puts good guns on the market like a downturn in the economy. We saw some more good guns come in the shop to change owners. ALL the former owners were in economic distress.

However, so far as neat or unique firearms we didn't really have much of anything come in the door. We did have some great storytellers though and also got to talk with some old friends. Made for a great day.

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