There comes a time when hard choices have to be made. As much as I love my guns I can't place them above human life. My daughter and son-in-law are missionaries and live on less than most. There is a certain 2 and 1/2 year old little boy that means the world to them. His future is hanging in limbo right now. I love to sit in my lazy boy and fondle my guns but it pales in comparison to the thought of sitting there and looking into the big brown eyes of my youngest grandson and watch him doze off into la-la land as I read to him. I have not yet got to do that!
Folks.....I have sold most of my guns and will never miss them. Yup the 41 mag is gone,the Kimber 45 is gone, the Dan Wesson "Pointman 7" is gone the shooter version Elmer Keith 44 commemorative is gone, a couple of like new late 70's vintage Ruger 77's are gone. The room in the basement that was called the "Stuff" room is empty. The guns that were in that room were just stuff with no meaning. There was everything in there from old dies and other reloading accessories to archery stuff galore. Its all gone.
My daughter sold her almost new Mountaineer and bought an 03 Caravan with 100,000 miles. My son-in law sold his H&K 40 and rifles. He sold his vintage Harley and his Mean Streak and did so without hesitation.
This is starting to sound like a sob story so I want to be quick to inform you that its not. Its not a plea for sympathy or handouts. What it is is a fact of life.
So many people have come forward and so many sacrifices have been made that the needed funds are now in place to accomplish what needs to be accomplished for now. We are all thankful for that! In anticipation of more funds being needed down the road old EKC has decided to turn off the satalite dish and the computer service now costing a combined $125/month. Ole EKC has even come out of retirement and landed a job. Yes sir...a certified maintenance man at a grade school. I'll be tellin all those young ens that it is indeed ok to shoot animals and fry em up (I will too...they may fire me but they ain't changing me).
All is well....I still have my 243, my 270, a couple of 22's, my deer killing muzzleloader, my slug gun and the gun that has hung on my side since they first came out...my Glock 22 40 S&W. Yup its the only hand gun I have left and in a month or so its going deer hunting. I've always wanted to put a 180 grainer through the boiler room on a big ole doe with that gun anyway and now it's gonna happen.
No computer means no Alaskan Shooting Forum. I used to use the one at the library some but some of the gang used to hang out in there. Since some of them are much more computer literate than me, there ended up being more than one EKC and I can put my foot in my mouth often enough without someone else's help! Who knows maybe they will get me a computer at the school and I can keep learning from ya'all...on my own time of course...we'll see. So until then.....keep shooting whatever needs shooting and keep arguing about whats best to shoot em with.
As for you MR....a 222 won't shoot through a downpour. Hows that for getting in the last word! I'm smiling!
Would one of you moderators please close down my account....thanks!