Well, I'm almost done with day one of walking the floor at SHOT Show. As it was last year, the floor is absolutely packed with folks from all over the world. The mood is obviously subdued given the recent push for gun control - the uncertainty is the thing, more than any of the proposals.
Rumors of Mainstream Media so far are unfounded; if there are any non-2A media present I have not seen evidence thereof. I think they'd be disappointed in what's here at SHOT - it's mostly business owners and marketing guys. There simply aren't any stereotypical knuckledraggers like they'd be hoping for...
I've mainly seen gear so far; I'm going to jump back into the fray shortly. I have managed to answer one reader's request: Brad_in_MA asked about the Ruger Mark III being MA Compliant; the nice folks at Ruger confirmed that there will be both Target and Hunter models available. No word yet on the standard model, but there will be some Mark IIIs available for sale in MA.
In talking with folks, specifically from New York, there is a dual sense of both disbelief but also betrayal. I talked to one woman who realized that the ruling made her a felon - she had guns back home in New York with magazines loaded with more than seven rounds. The general consensus was that New York just pulled the figure out of their nether regions, but now it's the law of the land.
It's been an interesting day in an interesting time and an interesting place.
That is all.
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