Instructor for Boomershoot Precision Rifle Clinic killed in Iraq

I just found out via Kim duToit that Adam Plumondore was killed in a car bomb explosion.  Adam and his co-worker Walter assisted Eugene Econ with the Precision Rifle Clinic last year. I had a few pictures that were taken by Ry and Michael of the Saturday night dinner during Boomershoot 2004 that I had never put up.  Some of those included pictures of Adam.  I put those up on my photo album a few minutes ago.  We all are saddened by this loss.

Update: See also this blog entry.
Update2: I found another picture and uploaded it here.

Saturday, 10:00 AM, Richland, still in bed

In a most pleasant change from normal I didn’t have to drive 150 miles home after work Thursday or Friday.  Barb, Xenia, and Xenia’s friend Sara drove over Thursday night to spend the weekend with me.  This saved me six hours of driving while still getting to be with my family for the weekend. 

I made pancakes yesterday morning for the girls and myself.  We had lunch at the Chinese buffet.  I got discount tickets at work and last night we went to see Finding Neverland. We all cried.  It was a great movie.  So here I sit, in bed, with Barb asleep beside me.  Life is good.

Quote of the day–Gun Control Network

All our objectives are predicated on the belief that the interests of public safety demand a reduction in the availability and attractiveness of guns of all kinds.

  1. Minimum age of 18 for the ownership, use and possession of all guns.
  2. Ban on the sale, manufacture and import of imitation guns and their possession in a public place.
  3. Certification of all deactivated weapons.
  4. Inclusion of airguns in certification system.
  5. One certification system for all legal weapons i.e. rifles, shotguns, airguns.
  6. Multi-shot rifles and shotguns to be banned.
  7. Practical or Combat shooting or any other shooting practice which involves the simulation of real life situations and/or the use of human shaped targets to be banned.
    Abolition or radical reconstitution of the Firearms Consultative Committee.

We recognise the existence of a significant minority interest in shooting for sport, and our proposals are aimed at striking an appropriate balance between the sport-shooting interest and the overriding interest in public safety.

Gun Control Network
Our Objectives as of February 19, 2005