Saturday, April 21, 2007

Gun Show in Spooner








by Uncle Hans
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I had set aside this afternoon to do my Belize blog entry. But first a situation that cries out for a blog entry! This is the weekend of our annual Indianhead Rifle and Pistol Club gun show...........


..........it is an ever popular event, this is half the parking lot on Saturday afternoon.............



......and quite professional, as well. This is the actual entrance sign..................


.............the show has a nice inventory of guns of all types..............






..............vendors of all types.............



............ammo and accessories of all types.




So, where is this annual event?..............


........Is it in the Wisconsin National Guard Armory? The Guard has a nice facility in Spooner and often rents out the space to community groups and clubs. A gun show in an armory seems almost appropriate, even an armory with it's flag at half mast for a horrible gun massacre this week. Was it at the armory? Nope............

...How about the Civic Center? It is a project built by volunteers specifically for events like this and to serve our youth with an ice arena, swimming pool, health club, etc. It usually runs in the red, so wouldn't it seem appropriate to receive the business of the gun club?.............



.........this is the picture of the beautiful and spacious arena at the Civic Center on this Saturday afternoon. No gun show here...............



........How about the High School? The gymnasium is overbuilt and hosts events like this from time to time as a show of community support and involvement. Although the presence of guns in school sends a shiver up your spine, right? Especially afer the events of this week. Nope, the High School is no place for a gun show...........




.............no, this is the site of the show. If you squint you can read that it is the Spooner Elementary School. I am not making this up. It happens every year. We have been the butt of jokes on Jay Leno with pictures in the past, yet the gun club refuses to come to it's senses and move the event to a more logical spot. This is not a rant about gun control. It is a rant about the total insensitivity of a gun show in a grade school during the week of the worst gun massacre in US history and the week of the anniversary of Columbine, just 8 years ago. Yet there is no outrage in this community. No letter to the editor. Gofigure................Just go figure............What a sad thing. I hope none of the grade school kids ends up on the cover of Time. Either as a shooter or a victim!!

Hans





3 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

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NIKKI said...

That is nuts...no wonder why its such a small town..wouldn't send my kids to a school that allows gunshows...isn't there a law against that...that should be a place where guns ARE NOT allowed..for any reason!!

The Monkeywalk said...

May I say that you're taking this a little too seriously? I agree that the gun show should have been somewhere else other than an elementary, though I don't think the national guard center would work. It is illegal, aside from a police officer for guns to be on school premises. People are too quick though to blame guns. Believe me I've had to listen to this crap all week. It's the parent's responsibility to teach their children, not the public. But its too easy to say its TV's fault, video games fault, gun's fault, etc for creating a problem child, rather than its parents who left the child to learn life from these sources. That's all.