From the Heartland

This is my soap box, on these pages I publish my opinions on firearms and any other subject I feel like writing about.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Life Got in the Way

I know, I know it has been months since I have posted.

Let's just say that it has been a roller coaster of a summer.


When we relocated our business to Nebraska in 1994 we were not planning on making the Corn husker state our permanent home. We knew that the day would come when we would be moving away. Since I retired at the end of 2000 we began looking for the place we wanted to live out our days.

This will Explain my almost trademark OU ball cap

In 2003 we found that place; Oklahoma. Since that time we have been putting things in place to make that a reality. Even though there were a few we had shared that information with we, for the most part, played it pretty close to the vest.

A Devastating and Unexpected Loss

For those of you that know us personally you are painfully aware that we lost our youngest son in May. Many of you had known or met him and shared in some degree our loss. Kevin was 24 years old and used a firearm to end his own life.

That we had already planned to accomplish several things this year has been a saving grace in that we had a focus that has helped us get by and deal with our loss.

Recognizing hard work

It was also my pleasure on behalf of Alan Gottlieb and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to present a number of involved Nebraskans with Certificates of Appreciation for your hard work in making concealed carry a reality in Nebraska a few years ago and the utter defeat of Senator Ashfords atrocity this year. For many years I felt like I was the only one championing the cause. I have been delighted more than mere words can express the work that more and more of you are doing for the issue of "Gun Rights" in Nebraska. Take note that you have been successful and your hard work has been noticed and appreciated by several national organizations.

We have been very busy this summer

When Mrs Gun retired last November we knew 2008 would be the year. We have looked at several small ranch/farm type of properties in the Sooner state this summer and anticipate closing on one of them sometime during the winter months.

We had also had several trips planned this summer to visit family and friends around the country

Not counting the several trips to the Boomer Sooner state we have traveled to Ohio, upstate New York, Vermont, Philadelphia, Pa and our hometown of Horse Thief, New Mexico. With all of this traveling we had literally taken up residence in our 5th wheel travel trailer.

Gun Rights Policy Conference 2008

We also spent last weekend at the Gun Rights Policy Conference; Where we were able to re-acquaint with old friends and meet a few new ones. A lot is always learned from the many panel discussions, but the best time is always sitting around in the evening after the days discussions talking with friends like Dave Kopel and Jeff Knox. Friend Bob Barr, Libertarian Party Candidate for President, was there for the Saturday evening reception. During some of the private moments that Mrs Gun and I had with Bob we made plans to get together when we are in Georgia later this year.

One other thing we had been planning for sometime was to give the snow bird life a try

In fact I am writing this missive on my laptop from the kitchen table of our fifth wheel RV. Yes, thankfully many RV parks now have WiFi. We are comfortably located in an RV park near our hometown of Horse Thief. In addition to spending quality time with family we have rarely seen in years, I have already got to the range with one of and had coffee with another of the guys I shared an Indentured Servitude to Our rich Uncle with.

Yes we will be back in Nebraska from time to time and look forward to visiting with many of you while we are there. I am also not finished with this Blog. There are many more things I feel need to be addressed and as time permits I will be posting them.


ninest123 said...

nike outlet, louis vuitton, ugg boots, chanel handbags, replica watches, kate spade outlet, longchamp, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, michael kors, polo ralph lauren outlet, louboutin outlet, prada handbags, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin, longchamp pas cher, tiffany and co, nike free, air max, louboutin shoes, christian louboutin outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin pas cher, sac longchamp, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, jordan shoes, air jordan pas cher, gucci outlet, nike free, tory burch outlet, louis vuitton outlet, ugg boots, nike roshe run, nike air max, nike air max, uggs on sale, louis vuitton, burberry, ralph lauren pas cher, replica watches, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses

ninest123 said...

true religion jeans, hogan, ray ban uk, michael kors outlet, burberry outlet online, coach outlet, coach outlet, coach purses, north face, timberland, burberry, north face, tn pas cher, michael kors, nike roshe, michael kors outlet, vans pas cher, ugg boots, nike air max, michael kors outlet, air force, lacoste pas cher, ralph lauren uk, michael kors, nike air max, ugg boots, michael kors, hermes, michael kors outlet, true religion outlet, kate spade handbags, nike blazer, hollister, oakley pas cher, michael kors, vanessa bruno, new balance pas cher, hollister pas cher, nike free run uk, replica handbags, true religion jeans, converse pas cher, mulberry, abercrombie and fitch, ray ban pas cher, sac guess, true religion jeans, lululemon, nike air max, michael kors outlet

ninest123 said...

ferragamo shoes, north face outlet, asics running shoes, babyliss, converse outlet, abercrombie and fitch, reebok shoes, p90x workout, ghd, timberland boots, oakley, nike air max, mcm handbags, ray ban, giuseppe zanotti, beats by dre, louboutin, wedding dresses, celine handbags, mont blanc, hollister, jimmy choo shoes, nfl jerseys, new balance, baseball bats, vans, ralph lauren, gucci, soccer jerseys, iphone cases, chi flat iron, hollister, nike air max, nike trainers, insanity workout, instyler, soccer shoes, nike roshe, lululemon, longchamp, nike huarache, herve leger, birkin bag, valentino shoes, converse, mac cosmetics, vans shoes, bottega veneta, north face outlet, hollister

ninest123 said...

links of london, louis vuitton, moncler, moncler, swarovski, swarovski crystal, juicy couture outlet, barbour, hollister, bottes ugg, louis vuitton, sac louis vuitton pas cher, pandora jewelry, karen millen, toms shoes, coach outlet, thomas sabo, ugg boots uk, moncler, lancel, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, moncler, ugg pas cher, canada goose outlet, juicy couture outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, louis vuitton, moncler outlet, canada goose, canada goose, canada goose uk, montre pas cher, canada goose outlet, moncler, pandora jewelry, moncler, canada goose, louis vuitton, wedding dresses, doudoune canada goose, pandora charms, supra shoes, barbour jackets, marc jacobs, moncler, canada goose, replica watches, pandora charms