Thursday, March 4, 2010

community

As I stood outside the pharmacy on Main Street in Blogorado, watching as an honest-to-goodness tumbleweed rolled by, I noticed something kind of lovely and remarkable - there we all were, an amputee librarian, a gay man from the Northwest, a retired globehopping Navy guy, a Lear jet pilot, a Texan in a kilt, a couple of Nerds from New Mexico, and a young woman who castrates calves - all brought together by the most unlikely of things, an apparatus designed to hurl little lumps of lead at high speeds.

JayG noticed the diversity of gunnies, too
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There is freedom enough for everyone.

8 comments:

Did it MY way said...

There is freedom enough for everyone.

As there should be.

See Ya

Jay G said...

Thanks for the linky-love, Breda!

It is pretty damn cool, isn't it? All these different people, brought together by their love of things what go boom...

Mike W. said...

What always amazed me about the gun culture was how courteous and generally respectful everyone is, even in disagreement.

Gun owners (and gun bloggers in particular) are some of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure to be around.

It's funny actually, we are the antithesis of what the anti-gunners & the media portray us as being.

Alan said...

I'm not nice. I just fake it well.

PPPP said...

Alan -

Maybe you really are nice, but you just fake "curmudgeon" well.

Skip said...

This is America.

Ed Rasimus said...

Diversity and inclusion are fine and commendable, but a Texan in a kilt? I know a Texan who owns a kilt, but he only wears it when visiting his ancestral homelands.

I suppose he carries in his sporran?

Old NFO said...

And y'all were NOT introverted at all :-) The smiles on yours and Christina's faces were worth it all!