So I post over at DadBloggers once a month (my latest). In my first post, I reacted to a fellow DadBlogger who was telling his kids that Santa wasn't real. I said "Lighten up, Francis." He (and his wife) didn't really take kindly to that. So I added his RSS feed and kept up with his blog. On the surface, we have some things in common. Both involved in technology companies, both fathers to young kids, and we both want to start our own businesses selling guns. Wait. What?
Because I subscribe to this guy's feed, I noticed a post he did recently about entrepreneurship. He wants to start his own company. I think that's great. It's hard. And as the post notes, there are all kinds of reasons you can fail. I've worked at start ups for 7 years or so, and I love it. Then I went to the site for the company he's trying to get off the ground - Live To Shoot. I literally laughed out loud when I read the slogan.
Bringing The Family Back Together
Through Shooting and Firearms.
Good People, Good Guns, Good Fun
It's funny, because I was going to start a website promoting machete safety to small children, but it never really took off. I don't have any problems with guns or people that own them. And gun control is never going to happen anyway - for better or worse, guns are part of the American Heritage - they are part of the American Dream for many people.
But - bringing the family back together? I would vote for Parchesi before weapons, but maybe that's just because I don't live in Texas. I'll leave you with a quote from Bill Hicks, THE great stand up comedian:
"England, where no one has guns; fourteen deaths. United States -- and I think you know how we feel about guns; whoo! I'm getting' a stiffy -- 23,000 deaths from handguns. But there's no connection, and you'd be a fool and a communist to make one."