Saturday, July 21, 2012

Meditation on a Gun Show

I'm headed off with the boys to the Gun show in Marietta.  Who knows, maybe I'll see another Martini-Henry (or more practically, some .303 bullets or a powder scale).

Strangely, I had thought the Gun show would have been bigger.  It's a nice enough show - about the same size as the one in Austin, but I'd sort of figured folks here to take the "size matters" approach when it came to guns. But hey, lunch at the Big Chicken with the boys, and guns - what's not to like?

It's really an exercise of freedom, one that's not welcome everywhere, even on these shores.  Brigid writes of that more poetically, as she always does.  Her post says the same thing, differently and better: that some men live under tyranny and yet are free, while others live surrounded by liberty and are too scared to reach out and take it.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
- Viktor Frankl
May your day be joyous and restful, or busy and satisfying, but in any event filled to overflowing with freedom.


Anonymous said...

Signs needed in CA and NY:

"The government has disarmed you to make life easier for criminals."

Anonymous said...

And you as well, Good Sir!


Old NFO said...

Enjoy the show!

kx59 said...

"May your day be joyous and restful, or busy and satisfying, but in any event filled to overflowing with freedom"

That is just a great line.
And it made me look back over the past two days..and they did overflow with freedom.
Shot my IDPA match on Thursday and Belle and I went on our Range date today, in which I ran 130 rounds or so through my 9mm.
I'm starting to get hooked on the adrenalin rush of pistol shooting.
This could get expensive.

Tom Lindsay said...

Alas, gun shows in the Cobb Civic Center are limited by the size of the center. A larger show would be the one at the Fairgrounds, or the one at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross. By far the largest in Metro Atlanta is at the Atlanta Expo Center off Jonesboro Rd. The next one is Sep 21-22 I think.