I just noticed that I haven't been here ALL Summer long. I'm sorry about that, I guess I got kind of busy.
The first reason was - My Mom was very sick and eventually passed away on July 12th. She was a great lady and had a profound influence on my life. It goes with out saying - I miss her dearly.
The second reason had to do with Georgia.Carry.Org, the second amendment group I belong to.
When I wasn't with my Mom this summer I was recruiting members for GCO (this is what we call Georgia.Carry.Org). I went to different ranges all over the state and through special arrangements with the ranges, allowed people to shoot for FREE if they would join GCO or renew/extend their membership if already a member.
The results of my little project -
Total number of ranges visited = only 16
Total miles driven for GCO = 2014
Total money raised for GCO = $5534
Number of members who renewed = 84
Number of new members = 253
Sixteen ranges over the course of the summer may not seem like a lot but it felt like a lot while I was doing it. One Friday, I got up early and drove to Savannah and then drove home that night. I want to go on record and state that although it is possible, you should never consider a trip from Powder Springs to Savannah to be a "day trip". Just for kicks, the next day I drove to Macon and back.
I had a great time and I met a lot of good folks. Most of the people that I meet who are involved with guns are really good people.
I'll try not to let my next visit not be so long.
Thanks for listening,
The Math Teacher