GunLink Blog Reaches Milestone

250000The GunLink Blog has reached a milestone.  We have successfully banged away at our keyboards enough to pass the quarter-million-words-published mark.

If each word were one mile long, you could stretch them out and reach the moon, even at apogee.  Of course, if each one were $1USD, you could just buy a seat on a Virgin Galactic flight and get there quicker.  If you had those dollars in the bank, the FDIC wouldn’t even insure all of them.  On the other hand, if they were Turkish Lira, you could easily fit it in your pocket.

According to Oxford Dictionaries, we could have simply listed every distinct word in the English language and realized this same auspicious achievement.  However, we like guns – and, if you are reading GunLink, you presumably have at least some passing interest in them as well – so we thought that everyone’s time would be better spent if we arranged a selection of those words in such a manner as to pique that interest.

If each of those 250,000 words was a firearm, it would almost be as many firearms as are illegally smuggled into Mexico each year – thanks in part to the DOJ, Eric Holder, and Fast & Furious.  If they were rounds of ammunition, it would equal what this truck driver accidentally drove in to Juarez.  If, again, each of those 250,000 words was a dollar, it would cover the amount that Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants for useless gun buybacks in violent gun-control mecca Chicago.  It would also cover the amount of insurance that DC wants to require gun owners to carry or the pocket-change that Michael Bloomberg dropped to get a fellow gun-grabber elected.  Despite their strict gun control, Australia has as many outlawed firearms in circulation as we have words published.  

250k isn’t all bad, though.  Even in the face of emotion-based, knee-jerk calls for more gun control after a deranged loser murdered innocent children, Americans made it clear that they would not stand for that by rallying over 250,000 new NRA members in a month (join now here!).  As we were working on our 250k words, Benelli pledged to match up to $250k for NRA-ILA and the NRA Civil Defense Fund.  Competing shotgun manufacturer Remington made the Versa Max and shot 250,000 rounds through one of them – watch a few of them here.

So, what’s in a word?  Better yet, what’s in a quarter-million words?  Plenty!  Smart people.  Stupid people.  Half a decade worth of SHOT Shows.  The thrill of victory.  The agony of defeat.  Tips for getting your firearms from Point A to Point B, whether you’re shipping them or flying with them.  Tips for safely handling your firearms.  And so, so much more yet to come.

So – here’s to 250,000, here’s to many more, and here’s to you, our outstanding readers, forum members, twitter followers, facebook fans, Instagram creepers, and all-around good folks for making it happen!

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