I had hoped to find some fellow freedom lovers at the gun show. At minimum some literature I could study and use to educate Z on the true meaning of freedom. No such luck. In fact, I’d love to show y’all some pics of the event, but if you check the giant rules sign they had posted out front you’ll notice rule #5 down at the bottom – “No picture taking”. Say what? I suppose I should have known right then and there that this was not a hall full of freedom lovers. Foolishly I forged ahead, paying $8.00 for the privilege. Essentially there were about 50 tables covered mostly with rifles manned by about 75 middle-age to old white men who could use a shave. Very much much a non-event.
At minimum I assumed I would be able to find Z a sample of my favorite gun show purchase ever – a pro 2nd Amendment t-shirt like the one to the right. Although there was a single seller of t-shirts and bumper stickers, none of the shirts and only a few of the bumper stickers were actually freedom oriented. The rest were either for gun companies or redneck, aryan, anti-immigration crap.
I suppose the people’s republic of California has fulfilled its own propaganda. No longer are gun show attendees people who want freedom. Now they’re just a bunch of racists looking to guard against imaginary slights from “them” (whoever they are). Very depressing.