Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes...

Okay, so I'm waiting on final approval from HR (HR *always* has final approval), but talking to my boss it looks like the blog will be able to stay in at least some form. Gun content from this point on will be strictly limited to Shooting Illustrated - hey, they're paying me for it! - and I'd like to ask someone else to take over the Dead Goblin Count if they'd like; those are the major changes. Expect a LOT more traffic blogging/road rage stories, at least from what I've seen so far. The traffic really *is* that bad here.

I also want to more completely explore the transition from Massachusetts resident with all these restrictions on what I can own and such to a resident of a (mostly) free state. Assuming that McAuliffe doesn't complete Colorado the state of Virginia, I should be in pretty good shape even if he does win. There's the wide world of what new guns I can own; the variety of accessories that will no longer make me a felony; open carry; there's a lot more in VA than in MA, that's for certain.

So, the good news is that I won't have to shutter the blog, and I'll get to stay in touch. The "bad" news is that I really won't be able to call myself a gunblogger from here on in - of course, that's because the 9 - 5 gig that I'm getting paid for involves writing about guns. I'll still be able to rant and rave about stupid people - and believe me, I'll be keeping an eye on the idiocy out of my former state, no question about that. I'll also be keeping an eye on my new state so it doesn't slide into the same pit as CO and MD...

So, who wants the Dead Goblin Count?

That is all.

8 comments:

Brad_in_MA said...

Jay, good to hear that us unlucky sots still stuck behind enemy lines will be able to keep tabs. I myself am looking forward to epic traffic rants.

Holy Crap-on-a-cracker . . . In my geek mind I just realized that today is Ruger 10/22 day !!!!

- Brad

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Wait til you see Virginia traffic...

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I got an idea... Write for Shooting Illustrated, AND gunblog. Since there are plenty of pros that do both.

Dirk said...

I can see why you'd want to restrict gun-related writing to work, as you are, indeed, being paid for it.

But why would keeping up with the DGC be a problem?

KevinC said...

I can do the DGC, if that's OK with you.

K

JD said...

Well tell them you just got them another subscriber. . .just filled out the forms. Look forward to seeing you in print!

breda said...

Awww, no more SQRPT. Too bad, we'll miss you. <3

HerrBGone said...

No more squirrels? Say it ain't so!