SCA and guns was Discussion list
How interesting. Having been in the SCA for over 10 years now, I associate most of the people I know as being pro-NRA as being in the SCA. Guns and Knifes fanatics seem to go hand and hand (oooohh, weapons) regardless of whether they are playing in a pre-gun setting.
In fact I don't think I know more than one or two people who can legally carry a concealed weapon that are not in the SCA. I see most of the guns at events for those people that insist on carrying one everywhere...including stuffed in thier sporrans.
THe only people in the SCA I have run across that are very non-gun are over-protective mothers that would outlaw everything they could possibly concieve of that could give thier precious child the slightest ouchie.
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 18:15:39 -0500
Subject: Re: Re: Discussion list?
At 11:38 AM 02/03/2003 -0800, you wrote:
Society is not known to be particularly gun friendly and most re-enactors
are NMLRA/NRA to the max. I've witnessed this particular confrontation too
many times to think it won't be a problem.
Tight monitoring will be needed and clearly defined rules. But all in all,
yes, i think it's worth the effort.
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gunner on the Sloop 'Providence' (Rev War)
ex WWII (both sides) and ex Confederate Cavalry
Artillery lends dignity to what might otherwise be a vulgar brawl
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 23:45:50 -0000
From: "Kass McGann "
Subject: Re: Discussion list?
> Society is not known to be particularly gun friendly and most re-enactors
> are NMLRA/NRA to the max. I've witnessed this particularconfrontation too
> many times to think it won't be a problem.I hadn't thought about that, Rod. You're right. Although I was just
involved in a gun law argument on the Armour Archive and it was
surprizingly one-sided although most of the participants are SCA
> Tight monitoring will be needed and clearly defined rules. But allin all,
> yes, i think it's worth the effort.There have been a couple interesting threads about different
reenactment groups and SCA-type groups on the Armour Archive last
week and that got me thinking. The problems only seem to arise when
someone gets personal and insults someone personally. I mean, people
react less to "people in the SCA are all farbs" than they do to "you,
Master Hawkyns, are a farb. And I don't like your uncle Fred..."
(for example only, of course!)
How about this for a start:
Rule #1: No personal attacks. A personal attack is a one-way ticket
Rule #2: Do not take (perceived) attacks upon your organization
personally. "Living history is full of snot-nosed fascists" doesn't
mean "You are all snot-nosed fascists". Find the reason and correct
Any other ideas?
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> And Pennsic happens during the ragweed season. When I was a kid,my
> family went to the seashore just to get away from the ragweed; mydad
> was horribly allergic to the stuff.That's not a bad idea...
Ragweed season starts about two weeks later here in Eastern PA. The
first time I went to Pennsic, I didn't know this and I was miserable
for four days because I didn't think to bring meds with me.
The second time I went, it was that hideously hot summer when we had
almost no rain. The ragweed died before it had a change to get