I have several "thank you's" to get out from the NRA Convention before I return to my normal state of forgetfulness. SayUncle had a party and invited me (Thanks!), and Caleb and Dustin from LuckyGunner.com picked up the tab. LuckyGunner is the place to go for you ammunition needs, and they are great people too. Please send them some business.
Crimson Trace held a blogger get-together and it was a great time (service sucked, the people were awesome). Iain Harrison was a gracious host and was a joy to meet. Thank you Iain!
The Second Amendment Foundation hosted an evening with Alan Gura, Dave Kopel, and John Lott on Saturday night. The lovely Breda put it together, and Alan Gottlieb brought us the latest news in the fight for our civil rights. These people deserve your support, and you can click the link on the upper left of this page to send them something. Thank you Breda and Alan for putting this together.
OldNFO hosted an after-party on Saturday, and the bloggers hung out at Lidia's and had cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Good times. NFO is a true Southern Gentleman, and a good friend. Thanks again.
Sunday at the convention was interesting in many ways. The NRA goes out of their way to embrace New Media, and this year was no exception. At the close of the convention, the NRA Museum display of historic 1911's was broken down. As a treat to the bloggers, we got a private showing of these important specimens, with detailed back-story on each item given by Senior Curator Phil Schreier, and ably assisted by Jim Supica. If you are ever in the Northern Virginia area, stop in to the NRA National Firearms Museum and take a tour. Entry is free and the displays are outstanding. Thank you Phil and Jim.
A final "thanks" goes out to David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh. They have been tireless in their pursuit of the miscreants at ATF through their reporting of the "Gunwalker" scandal. I got to meet them both in person for the first time at the convention, and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them. Thank you again for your continuing work on this important story.