...this Monday AM, getting ready to mentally change gears from Cowboy to 3-Gun for a match this coming weekend. I also plan to shoot an indoor IDPA-style match this week.
Be sure to email Governor John Hickenlooper one more time today. I know it probably doesn't matter — especially since my little cherubs and seraphim tell me that B-ho has promised the former beer magnate a place in his administration, and maybe a dacha on a lake somewhere, if Hickenlooper is willing to sell out the people of Colorado. I sent 3 separate emails this weekend, with one emphasizing the "unintended consequences" of the magazine ban bill, which with it "can readily be converted to greater than 15 rounds" language would, in effect, ban all magazines in Colorado. Be sure to watch the embedded video on my friend John Richardson's NO LAWYERS ONLY GUNS AND MONEY blog...your blood pressure will soar!
I also have to pick up guns from my friend Alan at Machinegun Tours before he just gives up and puts them on his shelves, where they'll no doubt sell quick like bunny.
With SHOOTING GALLERY officially renewed for our record-breaking (I think) 14th season, this week we'll be doing a "rough cut" of shows we plan to film over the season. I know we'll be filming the first IDPA Back-up Gun Nationals in November and at least one international trip. I'm in a quandary on the Ruger Rimfire Worlds in Colorado in July...essentially, I helped bring this world championship to Colorado, and at this late date we're locked into some contractual issues that don't allow us to move the match out of state.
The quandary is do I pull my filming from the event, knowing that a lot of the event sponsors are friends of mine who came on board because we announced publicly back in November we'd be doing a full-court-press on filming the Worlds, or do I fulfill my commitments, film it in Colorado and use that filming as an opportunity to urge people NOT to come to the state. Sigh...not a decision I ever thought I'd have to make.
I suspect this will be the last major match in Colorado, at least until the 2014 elections. I spoke with one of the big sanctioning bodies over the weekend, and they're rethinking a major match in western Colorado in the fall. I suggested Whittington or one of the big ranges in either Kansas or Utah.