by Josh Amos
This past week my bosses decided that they needed a break from me, so they sent me on vacation. I ventured out to Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding areas. Words and even pictures can’t adequately describe the scenery at Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. I cannot recommend visiting there strongly enough. Oh, and if you do go, let me suggest the following travel tip: if you round a bend and meet a buffalo standing in the road, the buffalo has the right of way!
Cody, WY is a destination that you need to visit. Cody is home to the Buffalo Bill museum, which is actually five two-story museums, including the Smithsonian gun museum. The guns and the history there are amazing. I saw Jeremiah Johnson’s Hawken gun and Bowie knife, John Browning’s BAR prototype and Bob Munden’s speed draw rig and revolvers. That was just the start; the list goes on and on.
The final stop in Cody that I think you shouldn’t miss is the Cody Firearms Experience and rental range. There, I got to rent and fire an 1863 Gatling gun! This particular gun had been re-barreled in .45 Colt and it purred like a kitten.
And on the topic of gun shops, the Network continues to grow in members and in affiliates. Recently, we started distributing our foundation’s booklets What Every Gun Owner Needs to Know About Self-Defense Law through new gun shops in OR, PA, CA and NH. Don’t forget to check https://armedcitizensnetwork.org/our-affiliates/gun-shop-affiliates to look for affiliated gun shops in your area.
As I wind up this this column I need to touch on a more serious topic for my affiliates, and that is standards for our affiliates. There has been some confusion about what we ask our Network affiliates to do to earn the consideration we extend on affiliate’s dues. We work hard to keep it equitable for everyone, asking–
- Affiliate instructors give a copy of our booklet What Every Gun Owner Needs to Know About Self-Defense Law to each student.
- Affiliate gun shops give a booklet with each gun sale, as well as making the free booklets available to their shoppers who may just be browsing.
- Affiliates are asked to distribute 200 booklets per year.
All we ask is that affiliates give our booklets out, encourage their clients to join the Network and have a basic understanding of how the Network serves members.
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