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#1 john

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 11:23 AM

I recall seeing a blip about this a couple weeks ago, but was offline for several days and must've missed it. blink.gif
Last week we started making plans to visit the Williamsburg/Virginia Beach and D.C. area in August.
Will this exhibit still be there? How come I can't find any info on the NRA Museum website regarding this exhibit?

Can anyone help me out here?

I appreciate it!! Thanks! biggrin.gif

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 11:56 AM

John,

The Thompson display in the Ruger Gallery will be there until December 31st this year, so add it to your plans.

At times the NRA Museum can be rather slow in updating their site content. There is also another factor probably in play here. We as Class III owners are the black sheep of the NRA family. My guess is they don't want to trumpet the presence of full auto weapons in their museum, so they conveniently have not added any references to their web site.

**Rant ON**

I may be a bit tainted on this issue, and I believe that the TCA has done much in recent years to "explain" to the NRA leadership that we also deserve their attention and support, but a line on the NRA's ClintonGunBan.com web site really tells it all:

"Private ownership of fully-automatic firearms (machine guns) was effectively banned in 1934 by the National Firearms Act, with new ones expressly banned in 1986."

This is from the NRA. I already sent a nastigram about this lie, because it destroys the integrity of the rest of the information on the site which tells the truth about what Clinton and Congress were up to ten years ago.

My $.02 worth.

**Rant OFF**

Enjoy your visit to the NFM!!
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Posted 03 May 2004 - 03:46 PM

BAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAAA tongue.gif

Thanks Guys!

Kinda fun being a black sheep once in awhile!

Only major problem, though is that some of the politicians seem to think they have us "stump broken"!! (sorry if this offends anyone laugh.gif )

I had planned on seeing the NRA Museum anyway but now I'll allow more time for it!!

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 05:32 PM

"Yes sir, yess sir, three bags full!" laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Posted 03 May 2004 - 09:47 PM

The TCA show is there from August 3-5. I'll be there...won't you? reminds me, I have to send a check to Tracie!
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 05:25 AM

Yes John, smile.gif
Now thats an Idea, Come and Join Mike and I at the TCA show in August
4th, thru 6th August. If my wife and I can make the 18,000 mile round trip to go to the show and see the NRA "Thompson, on the side of law and order" display, you guys can., and bring your wives, girlfriends and partners. ph34r.gif
By the way mike, If you are talking to Tracie Hill, can you ask if he received out Bank Draft for Jan and I to attend all of the functions and where do you want me to send your cheque for the 25,000 rds of .45 for the shoot.
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:46 AM

Murray, just bring cash. None of that funny money with Kiwi birds and Queens on it, just good old greenbacks works fine!! Oh I crack myself up sometimes!
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 05:30 PM

I thought the TCA show was in Ohio.....will it be in Virginia??
I hadn't given it any thought as the chance to go to the DC area just came up a couple days ago......
But even if it is in Ohio, I'll be passing right through there also as we're coming from Minnesota!! wink.gif

Somebody fill me in on this and maybe????
(also not a TCA member yet....got info from a member last year at Knob Creek but lost it....)

We have reservations at a timeshare in Williamsburg from August 7 through 14, so this definitely may be doable!
And it sounds like a bunch of fun, but where do I store my Thompson while we spend a couple days in DC?? (any area dealers do babysitting for little Bridget??)


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Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:10 PM

QUOTE (john @ May 4 2004, 05:30 PM)
I thought the TCA show was in Ohio.....will it be in Virginia??

Somebody fill me in on this and maybe????
(also not a TCA member yet....got info from a member last year at Knob Creek but lost it....)


The TCA show is normally in Ohio, but this year is a special treat and being held in VA this year with a tour of the museum and a tour of the FBI facility if I understand it correctly.
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 07:43 PM

John,
The Faifax program is as follows:
Arrive Tuesday night 3rd Aug Stay at the Comfort Inn. General get together.
Wednesday 7.30 am Bus trip to Smithsonian Arms collection or Marine Corp Museum arms collection.
Thursday Bus trip to the FBI Training school at Quantico
Friday Thompson Show and shoot NRA firing range
Evening ,Dinner and prize giving.
I understand that there will be gun storage available at the NRA Range.
Trust that is of some help.
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 09:51 PM

Will be sending membership fees to Tracy tomorrow and maybe can put this together. I'll have my wife and two kids (14 and 16, both shoot subguns like marines!)....any problem with young adults?
Will we be able to shoot our own gun if we lug it all the way out? How about others sharing.....I'd like to shoot a Colt someday!!

Are there still available rooms at a group rate at the comfort inn?

I'll be asking Tracy for all the details, but any that can be forwarded to me here will definitely help me out! wink.gif

Wow! Getting excited about the prospects of this already as my Wife says it sounds like it'd be a great time for all of us!!!

I'll check in later!

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 08:51 AM

You need to be preregistered with Tracie, must attend the mandatory safety meeting the night before and don't forget the "mother may I?" form from BATF, if you don't have a C&R license.
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Posted 05 May 2004 - 05:47 PM

Sent off TCA funds this AM and asked Tracie for all the info he can send on the event. Are TCA members getting a block of rooms at a discount or??

And are family members welcome on the museum trips/Quantico and/or to shoot?
What shooting is done....competitive or just a fun shoot of sorts? How are folks about sharing their guns (anyone would be welcome to shoot the hell out of mine....as long as they have ammo! wink.gif

Guess Tracie should be sending all the info I need in a few days, but I'd like to know as soon as possible. If any of you have info that you could scan and e-mail me I'd appreciate the headstart! smile.gif

Looking forward to learning more!

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 12:15 PM

John,

Family members are welcome on the bus trips. Cost is $46 per person for each of the two trips.

Anyone wanting to shoot on Friday must be present at the safety meeting Thursday night. I do not know what restrictions/constraints Tracie has on who can shoot. Typically there is a friendly competition course of fire that involves five stages: one at 50 yards, two at 25 yards, one at each at closer ranges (10 & & ???). I don't expect any pepper popper competition, but I suspect there will be an open shoot segment. Tracie will take names Thursday night of anyone willing to allow someone else to borrow their gun, or you can make private arrangements. If guns are shared through Tracie, only new commercial ammo is allowed (no reloads).

There was a block of rooms set aside at the Comfort Inn for a special TCA rate. I don't know whether it is still available, but it can't hurt to ask. I understand there is also a Courtyard nearby if the Comfort Inn is full.

Hope this helps.

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