Chicago Ron first made me aware of the above, and my first reaction was “here we go again”, but after seeing it shared on numerous newscasts and newspapers over the weekend I became angry. Angry because a few uncaring and callous souls have caused the rest of us irreparable harm. As one of Ron’s FB friends said “after all, how many US or CSA buckles does one person really need?”……
Most of the other responses to Ron’s posting were similar, expressing outrage and anger, with comments like “shoot them” and “scumbags”…. Then too were the one or two “Not saying this is right,…but Govt. and Park Service are just as happy to let this ‘history’ just rot away in the ground” interjections. Folks, I agree with the ‘not rotting in the ground’ theory, but this was NOT private property. This was the Petersburg National Battlefield for crissakes. Wake up please.
Usually when a story like this is in the news you will see something like “this newspaper asked for a response from the agency/company, but so far no comment has been issued”. In this case there wasn’t anyone agency/organization to respond because we unfortunately don’t have one. Not that there would have been a good response mind you, but it might have been nice to see someone or some group defending us.
This might well turn out to be nothing at all relating to our pastime, but so far it’s not looking good. This was not a local event….it was covered nationally, and each time something like this happens we lose a little more ground, literally!
There’s no doubt in my mind that the concerns and the reaction to this event will pass quickly among our ranks, because it’s so much more important that we get out in the field out and find more. More bullets, more Roosie dimes, more buttons, more rings and more buckles.
I mean hey man, you can never have too many right? Gotta do whatever is needed to beat out my buddies.
You wait…when I put this puppy up on Facebook they are going to drool….
No time for that organizational crap. Let somebody else do it!
Hey listen, I belong to a club and already coughed up $10 this year…
And so it goes….
Having gotten this off my chest, do enjoy what’s left of this weekend, and please give thanks to all those who laid down their lives to make it possible.
And oh yeah, have one for me…..