Sunday, January 16, 2011

Booze and Guns Don't Mix - So What's Wrong With This Picture?

Vertx Drink Ups - SHOT Show 2011
Each day at SHOT we'll be tapping kegs at 4pm. So stop by, grab a beer, meet some Operational Athletes and the Vertx team. Get there right at 4pm, as last year we kicked two kegs in less than an hour.

I'm sure some people will think I'm a big ole stick in the mud for this, but that open invitation to all attendees at SHOT Show really pisses me right the fuck off.  Gun owners/enthusiasts have a hard enough time because of all of the idiots who do mix booze and guns.  I find this extremely unprofessional and detrimental to the gun community.

No, I'm not against drinking.
No, I'm not against shooting sports.

I am, however, against supporting the stereotype that gun enthusiasts must mix the two in order to have a good time.  So far the Vertx folk have 162 people RSVP'd to their little party.  Now, that's only 1% of the anticipated attendees, but it still reinforces the stereotype and it pisses me off.

No wonder we have such a hard time against the vocal anti-gunners when our industry supports crap like this.

4 comments: said...

That's very scary. I'm so glad there are people like you to speak up against this.


Daddy Hawk said...

Reminds me of a bad joke. [insert favorite non-american ethnic group here] guy walks into a bar carrying a shotgun and a bucket of crap. He bellies up to the bar and demands a bottle of whiskey. He knocks back three quick shots of whiskey just before shooting the bucket of crap with the shotgun. The bartender asks: "What in God's name are you doing?" Guy says: "I want to be just like American. Get drunk and shoot the s**t."

Unknown said...

I have to agree with you on the subject - but your picture is gone... :-(

Momma Fargo said...

I agree with you on's ok to drink..but not around guns. And for a show to promote both...yikes. It would be different if they advertised a social hour and put your guns away,..but they bragged about going through two kegs. Yikes.