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Crocodile Dundee Visits Las Vegas - The SHOT Show, Day 1

One of my favorite movies of all time has to be the orginal "Crocodile Dundee". I love it when Mick Dundee says, "New York has to be the friendliest  place in the world. Four million people and all of them wanting to live together."

I'm out here at the SHOT show in Las Vegas and I'm feeling a bit foreign right now just as Mick Dundee felt in New York city. I'm just a country gent, and truly, I feel like a duck out of water. As you know I'm out here trying to gain more corporate sponsors for the Second Amendment March. This is my first SHOT show and I'm a bit overwhelmed. I have to thank Mark Walters from the United States Concealed Carry Association right out of the box. He took the time to lead me around the show floor yesterday and help me get the lay of the land. Left to my own devices, I get lost in the parking lot at Walmart. (I got lost inside the hotel this morning and it took me an hour to find the door.) This show is HUGE!

This is my first trip to Las Vegas, and I don't really see what all the fuss is about. It gave me a headache and I had to buy Tylenol for an outrageous price. Toothpaste was almost ten dollars a tube. I didn't buy it. Instead, I borrowed some from my Marketing Director. Last night we went out to eat and I was apalled at the prices! I ended up buying barbecued ribs for thirty dollars. That seems criminal to me. But I ate half last night, then I went back to my hotel room and put the rest on ice in the bathroom sink. This morning I ate them  for breakfast. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I have to admit they tasted much better last night. People have been teasing me because I won't gamble, but I'm not here to have fun. I just want to raise money for the Second Amendment March and then get back home to my wife and kids.

So I'm a bit discombobulated today and the jet lag isn't helping, but I feel a comfort in the fact that I'm doing the right thing. I'm working hard to protect the right to keep and bear arms of my kids and their kids as well. Today I didn't get any money for the march, but I'm not giving up. Tomorrow I'll just try harder. I guess that's the Marine Corps in me. Once a Marine - always a Marine.

Thanks for reading this column, and don't forget to leave me an encouraging word.

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  • vegas2A 5 years ago

    sorry you dislike my city so much but to me it's still a small town. I am rairly on the strip and I get a great BBQ rib dinner for $6.95 and they are always great and fresh. When you live like a tourist you pay like a tourist. The balance of the city off the strip is only a couple of miles and tooth paste will cost you anywhere fromm .99 to 3.00 Enjoy the show as I am and learn where to eat and shop like a local. Good Luck

  • Robert Fowler 5 years ago

    Best of luck in your quest for more sponsers. I would love to see every company there become sponsers. But realistically, a couple hundred would be great. Semper Fi, Carry on Marine.

  • FrankInFL 5 years ago

    vegas2A -- good advice whether you're in Vegas or Paris or Munich.

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