Now I have a NEW endeavor to tell you about. How about a planned gun club in my fair state that just got a license to serve... alcohol? Woo HOO, huh? I mean, what could go wrong?
After all, what's a more natural go-together than
So, what, I ask you, could go wrong? We all know most adults are mature responsible drinkers, and as such, are quite capable of intelligent and proper (Yee-HA!) behavior after inhaling certain beverages.
Both men... and women.
The NRA says, "Guns don't kill people. People do." But I think the gun helps. [Eddie Izzard]
Okay, you can relax now. The only thing that's actually gonna be loaded on this range are the weapons. There aren't going to be any poop-faced shooters waving a gun in one hand and a glass of bourbon in the other. In spite of some of the inflammatory remarks I've heard about this being a wild west concept, according to the owners, the Governors Gun Club will be run like a members-only country club, only instead of playing golf or tennis, members of this club will shoot bullets or arrows. And the lounge isn't going to be a common barroom, either. No, sirree. It'll be a lounge. You know, a dignified place where Full Metal Jacket members (those with lounge privileges) can partake of food and adult libations.
In Georgia, where it's already legal to tote a firearm into restaurants and bars, is this concept that much different? In fact, the club is supposed to institute stringent rules. (Which may not be the case at the corner restaurant or watering hole.) Here's the plan:
- No boozing on the range.
- No going on the range after boozing, either.
- And weapons will be secured by a valet before going into the lounge.
Sounds sensible enough, right? Besides, what's wrong with the wild west? Think how boring the old oaters would be without shoot-outs, player pianos, and dance instructors ... you know, the helpful fellas in the saloon who used a six-shooter to teach other fellas how to dance.
Around these parts, gun control refers to a person's shooting skills, pardner.
Let's see, we've talked about books & guns, and booze & guns... if you were to propose a fun combo of a couple of your hobbies, how would you do it? Let's see... I could combine amateur radio with folk music and guitar-playing, and call it ... (ta-DA!) Hamstrings. Or how about a merger of gardening and poker? (Ants and antes, of course.) Or, maybe...
Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.