Well the state just processed the fee for my renewal so at least we know it is there. Five days in.
In this neck of the woods, you can go ahead and file for renewal of the your
conceal carry permit up to 90 days prior to expiration. Which means I really should have sent mine is 4/13 since it expires 7/13 and they say it takes 60-90 days to process.
Thankfully, there is a 30 day grace period allowing me to legally carry on my expired permit for 30 days after the expiration. So the application went in the mail today and you will see a counter over there in the side bar which I will stop when I receive my new permit. We shall see how long it takes.
I learned that this exists.
You know what’s even better? Apex sent one home with me for test and review.
Each and every one of them. Didn’t even require a reload.
This girl was reading names of people who have been killed with guns. Those killed via other means are not mentioned. Couldn’t tell if the guy in green shorts was with them or not.
So I stepped back and went for a long range shot. Ended up shooting several bystanders that were doing nothing other than passing through. Wrong place, wrong time, I suppose.
Must be the fault of my high capacity SD card in my camera.
By this time on Thursday, I hope to be heading out in a rent-a-heap pointed south. I’ve been to conventions before, just not NRA. I’m assuming far less cosplay than at a comic book convention. Although, that might be interesting. But then again, you’d wind up with some tarted up, skin-tight, cleavage-flaunting Charlton Heston or Gunnie inspired get-up, and none of us needs that image in our heads*.
So, while I’m kidding myself with the idea that I’ll be able to stick to a plan and visit the booths on my list and ask them all super intelligent questions like, “Is pink the new black?” and “So what sets your new-fangled 1911 apart from their new-fangled 1911?”, I’d really like to know if there is anything of particular interest to my readers. I will make an honest effort to follow up on requests in between my manic raccoon Ooh! Shiny! Squee! flitting about. Who/what should I shoot? With my camera, of course.
And for those of you that have been there, which booths are absolutely don’t miss/must see? Also who will be handing out the best swag? I am on a mission. I even have comfortable shoes.
For those of you that will be there, please do find me. I’d love to meet you. I’ll be the one bouncing from booth to booth and talking way too fast.
*It will now haunt your dreams with the combination of absolutely wrong and yet strangely hot. You’re welcome.
Hubby and I headed out Saturday to pick up a couple of things to take with us to Houston next weekend. (insert SQUEEE!) In chatting with the guy running the shop that day, we learned that he was formerly a purveyor of things that go bang. So the conversation turned to guns and politics, as it so often does. And then the inevitable question
Merchant: So, what do you carry?
Me: FNP 45 Tactical
Merchant: (suddenly wide-eyed and incredulous) WHERE?!?!?
Me: Right here (sweeping back the light shirt which had been serving as cover garment and fashionable addition)
There are certain benefits to being married to the holster-maker extraordinaire.
That is what I mean by the fallacy of the ladies gun. The tactical toaster isn’t for everyone, but there is something out there that is a good fit for you. Go read my wrap up here.
Wherein I attempt to answer the unanswerable.
What gun for the wife? Mom? Daughter? Lady in your life? This is one of the more common questions asked at gun stores and of the gun enthusiast friend. As much as we would like there to be, there is no simple, one-size-fits-all answer. Just like not every woman will put on the sky-high stilettos, the 5-shot, snub-nosed revolver will not fit every woman.
Read the rest over at National Gun Trader.
Why yes, that’s me over there too!