Sunday, May 25, 2014

Overheard in the Office...

Discussing club affiliation required to purchase a CMP rifle (specifically, an H&R Garand)...
Me: "The ISRPA qualifies."

RX: "I'm not a member, are you?"

Me: "I think my membership's lapsed... Dammit! See, this is the part where, if we were talking about the NRA, I would spontaneously go online and renew, but..."

RX: "With the ISRPA, you will rent a camel, and ride to where the ink trees grow, and harvest a basket of inkberries. Then you will journey to the goose hatchery and pluck a writing quill. Then it's decision time: Egypt for papyrus, or go back home and peel birch bark? And then you will need to procure a stamp, for which you will need to risk your coins in the vending machine at the postal office. Then you will need to go online to find their mailing address..."

Me: "Omigod! Omigod! They've got Paypal up now!"
Well. Now I have a three-year membership.

Our state Org gets a ton of mileage out of our lobbyists. And by lobbyists, I mean three retired guys who pester legislators to vote right while showing them pictures of their grandkids. They're so good at it, we're running out of antigun laws to repeal here.
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18 comments:

Scott J said...

So whatcha buying?

Later this year I'm going to start saving up for the build your own Garand armorer's class.

George Weinberg said...

You are so silly. Ink doesn't come from trees, it comes from giant squids.

Anonymous said...

I'll have you know that the camel gambit lost 11-8 at at the last Board of Directors meeting. It was deemed "too newfangled".

Shootin' Buddy

Scott J said...

Oh, I missed H&R Garand on the first read. Derp.

Kristophr said...

But ... but ... but ... you get more ISRPA rep by doing the quests!

Steve Skubinna said...

I joined the Garand Collector's Association. Price was not bad and you got four quarterly magazines.

Windy Wilson said...

I joined the GCA, too. Those magazines are great.

JohninMd.(HELP?!??) said...

Can you ask em nicely, purty please, to give the Md. R&P folks some pointers? We need HELLLLP!!!! Either that, or some pols back here srsly need some well-planned "accidents".......just sayin'....

Ratus said...

inkberries? papyrus? iron gall and parchment FTW. :D

staghounds said...

No, the Garand Collectors Association has a quarterly clip.

Old NFO said...

Garand Collector's Association, and that allows you to buy ammo, etc. from CMP.

Caleb said...

It wasn't just those three guys. I remember an NRA state level lobbyist who had stilettos on the ground in the statehouse a lot.

Motor-T said...

We in Texas are profoundly jealous of Indiana's gun laws.

Windy Wilson said...

Staghounds wins the Internets for today AND Monday.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Well, since they made it easy, I joined :)

LCB said...

What Steve said. The quarterly mag from the Collectors Assoc. is usually full of nice info on Garands.

newrebeluniv said...

I joined the GCA, too. Those magazines are great.

Garands use clips not magazines.

Scout26 said...

Can we borrow them over here in Illinois for a while?