Received an email from Avery Marder this morning informing me that the Task Force for Metal Detecting Rights has finally updated their website, and I urge you to check it out by clicking here. At first glance it looks the same but there are a few new things…
The group now has the additional support of Whites, Fisher and Garrett, and I am very happy to see that. For too long it was labeled a Minelab group, and that always left a few wondering what gives, including yours truly. Next they have added a “certification” link, which at first glance seems like a good thing, but after going through the three steps invovled I am not sure just what it certifies you to do? Maybe Avery can clarify….
More importantly they have shared what it is they are doing to tackle problem areas in Cook County, Illinois, Louisville, Kentucky and New York city. Hopefully there will be “regular” updates on all three of these areas.
My big complaint about the website update? While there is a “contact us” link, there’s no way to contact the officers personally. I would have liked to have seen email addresses for all, and a paragraph or two telling more about who they are, their backgrounds, maybe even a photo, etc..
Overall I am happy that the group has finally come out of hibernation, and very pleased to see the additional support from the manufacturers. Hopefully there will be updates on a regular basis and even more transparency as time goes on.
HOWLAND FINDS THE RIGHT MENU
To understand John Howland’s post of today, one must see Paul Barford’s post of today. Otherwise it might seem moot or confusing. Leave it to him as well to take things to the next level. I am beginning to think he has a deep seated love for these two individuals, and is just hurt because he was not invited to lunch. To read his latest off-the-wall thoughts and scribbles, click on the Malamute Saloon link above and scroll down to today’s date.