Going to Have To Bail from GBR

As much as I would love to be able to attend this year’s Gun Blogger Rendezvous, I will not be able to.  I went last year, and had a great time, and was hoping to get to go again this year.  But it’s just not in the cards for a few reasons:

  • I’m short on vacation time with work, and I will need to take some more because of election activities.
  • Flights to Reno are expensive, and that whole baggage fee thing really pisses me off.  I got hit with a $5000 house repair I wasn’t expecting.
  • The election in Pennsylvania has come down to the wire.  Close enough that getting a few hundred extra votes could make a difference.  In October I’ll only be a few weeks out from election day.
  • The Association and New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs has their annual banquet on the same weekend, and it would be beneficial for me to go to that, considering my district shares a lengthy border with The Garden State.

EVC doesn’t have to be a lot of work, but I took this job pretty late in the game, when it looked like Pennsylvania was tried and blue for the Democrats, but now that it’s narrowing up, I want to make sure if we lose, it won’t be because I didn’t do everything I could.  I do hope to make GBR-IV.

5 Responses to “Going to Have To Bail from GBR”

  1. DirtCrashr says:

    Good luck and fight strong in PA! Reno’s a kinda skanky sinusbuster anyhow, I’m not sure I’m going to make it either…

  2. Linoge says:

    Bah. The one year I am able to make it, and DirtCrashr is threatening to bail, and now you cannot make it.


    Oh well. Hopefully next year I will have scheduled ahead far enough to be able to actually plan on going, as opposed to last-minute swinging it like I did this time. Good luck and have fun campaigning!

  3. DirtCrashr says:

    I’m still trying to get a Kitchen Waiver…

  4. I do hope you’ll reconsider. There’s been a couple of cool developments today, including a 4 day $2000 dollar Front sight training course being in the Valour-IT fund raiser. Also a major firearms manufacturer who’s also very “Pro-Gunblogger” is talking about donating a pistol to the fund raising efforts. I should know for sure in a day or so. There will also be some new AK & AR custom rifles there from Hi Capacity Gun Works, both for show and tell, and at the range.

    It’s going to be the best yet……

    ……. Mr. C.

  5. Sebastian says:

    I do wish I didn’t have so much going on this year. When I agreed to be EVC it wasn’t looking like I could actually make much of a difference, but now we might just be able to deny Pennsylvania to Obama and get rid of my gun banning Congressman at the same time.

    Linoge — I’m sorry I’m going to miss you. Didn’t know you were on the list. Maybe next year the stars will align a little better.

    Mr. C — Sounds like you’re putting together a pretty good Rondy this year. I will definitely be disappointed to miss the event, but things just didn’t work out this year for October.