This is the whole thing. (the recipe for the stunt biscuit was added to the comments by reader request)
This weekend was the big IND 1500 Gun and Knife Show. I was a bit late to the festivities, missing it completely yesterday, fighting off a head cold, but Tam has all the action from Saturday in her latest posts.
We got there about 11, no line at all, unlike yesterday where the line went around the whole building, and then some.There was "no photography" at the event but I did get a photo of this really cool pharmacy museum at the fairgrounds which we stopped at on the way out.
www.gunlawsbystate.com. She had wanted to meet me, and after, gave us a quick synopsis of the show. But being in charge of much of the media goings on, she couldn't stay. We promised to catch up with her later. If any of you are looking for a outstanding reference on state to state gun laws, from Indy's own Bryan Ciyou Esq., please check out the website. It's a wonderful reference source, one I have on hand at home.
The gun show is still as big as I remember. A lot of tables were empty, it being the tail end of the event, but there was still a LOT to look at (Hey, where are the "Tasers, just in time for Valentine's Day"?) Though we didn't come away with much, reloading dies, something for the kitchen - "Lester's. America's Cheapest Ammunition. . it usually works".
You've never seen so much camouflage wear in your life, people with long hair, beards, overalls, military uniforms, military haircuts, women, kids, old men, young veterans, old veterans, disabled veterans. You could not pick any other large group of people and put them all in an enclosed space and find a more laid back, courteous bunch, respectful of each other and the event itself - "no, you go first" "Thank you". No, go right ahead, after you". "Please". There's no litter, that's something I also notice. Kids are told "now don't touch other's people's things unless you ask first, be polite" and they are. People wait in line, for hours, patiently.
This is a cross section of America of which I'm proud to belong, even if we are as different as what we wear, what we do to earn our own way during the work week. We were all here for one thing, for a show of support of that which we uphold and support as a right, not a right as in something that is bestowed, but a right as something that we inherently possess, which can not be taken from us.
I hope to be at another one, soon. But the shadows were lengthening and it was time to go.
First we headed to Big Hat Books in Broad Ripple.
Then to the Broad Ripple Brew Pub. No official blog meet today, just friends catching up.
There were bangors and mash and pub pizza's, I ordered the bacon and pineapple (That's a 10 inch pizza? They need to have a chat with Subway.)
The bacon on the pizza, I believe, is from Goose the Market, best bacon in Indy. There was a fair bit of pizza left, but NO bacon.