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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Californians Cock Snook, Fist at Feinstein!

Mickey "Scraps" Mikowski
CSM 2nd Michigan Citizens' Militia (Ret.)
is Three Beers Later's Special Guest 
Military Affairs Correspondent

Even as Harry Reid was scurrying away from the kitchen light and killing Dianne Feinstein's proposed Assault Weapons Ban as fast as his underworked gavel would let him, thousands of Californians were flocking to the Crossroads of the West Orange County Gun Show in  Costa Mesa, at the famous Orange County Fairgrounds.

The doors opened early and the lines started long as citizens showed up to grab every single bullet DHS hadn't optioned yet.

People Like Bullets 
Although the lines were long and the buying was heavy, there were signs that the hoard buying and fast and furious gun buys (get 'em while you still can) have peaked.  Ammo was available in quantities and a wide variety of calibers at the ammo tents and inside the halls the tables had an abundance of rifles little and big, old and new, brown, black and shiny, although oddly very few people seemed threatened by them.  The tables were full of high-cap magazines  (in CA?!) and other accessories, while word from the ammo manufacturers was that things might start opening up as soon as April.

The show even offered an exciting new commute option for people who read the news:




THE SURVIVAL TRUCK!  This armor-plated angel is the ultimate ride for the good citizen who wants to get gone and stay gone in style!
"Can I get that in a hybrid?"
"Why no, Sparky, no you can't..."

There were other odds and ends available at the show, from appropriately offensive T-Shirts and caps
 to larimar, a gemstone so rare that it is only mined one place on earth, in one square mile of the Dominican Republic.  I witnessed one gentleman as his girlfriend tried on a larimar piece and he didn't once mumble that she'd just hung the price of a perfectly good Smith and Wesson around her neck.  Good for him!

The gunshow crowd carries proudly on, undaunted.  You can sneer, and you can snort, but they'll still show up, with a ballot or a range card, whichever the world makes necessary.

Special Personal Message from CSM "Scraps":  People have asked me why I retired from the 2MCM.  Well, the fact is, with the Feds claiming veterans, Tea Partiers, gun owners, bloggers, Tweeters,Fox employees, small business owners, home schoolers, Christians, farmers who use water, people who breathe out CO2 and private practice physicians as right wing extremists whether they want to be or not, we're pretty much all in the militia again now, just like the Founding Fathers defined it... if not for quite the reasons they had in mind.  So the 2MCM is a bit redundant at this point.

People have also asked me whatever happened to the 1MCM.  To the best of my knowledge, he's still doing 90 days on that parking ticket warrant.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Deborah sais... Just for the record, I witnessed the same lady trying on the Larimar who had not grumbled one bit about sitting in the sun for two hours while her gentleman stood in line for ammo. A real keeper, that one. Oh, and the earrings she tried on weren't near the price of a. S&W. The necklace on the other hand.....However when concerned about the price, her gentleman said she deserved it, and it was a good investment. Good reporting is hinged on details.

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