Long story short a house I own has its' taxes increased $110/month, and I'm not happy about it. I'm a staunch Conservative, Republican by default, church going and gun clutching American. I've got 4 daughters, 3 married and one ready for her 3rd year of college on an ROTC scholarship in nursing, 2 granddaughters, been married for nearly 30 years and all my kids are an asset to the community and none have every been on unemployment. I'm a superintendent for an acoustical ceiling company with co-owners that are gun grabbers but when they are worried about anything going haywire with anyone of question they ask to make sure I'm carrying, which is nearly as often as I breath. Had lots of shooting time when I was a kid but didn't own any guns since then until Obama got in office now I have an arsenal. I drag race when I have the time and money which has been once this year. It is a '72 split bumper Camaro with a big block and runs mid 10's. One of my son-in-law races an S-10 at nearly 10 flat and my other buddies when racing run low 9's in a '67 Chevelle and a custom '76 Chevy Luv. I hunt birds in Washington, ground squirrels and badgers in Idaho where one of my daughter and son-in-law lives. I looked hard for a Marlin 60 but never found one at the right price but bought a Marlin 795 and eventually gave it to may daughter. I eventually bought a Savage 93BTVS with Accutrigger that I enjoy immensly. Looked at a Marlin 917 but the combo for the Savage was more than I could pass up for the price. I'm trying to convince my son-in-laws to hunt with a .17hmr with me since their 22cals just don't have the same reach and I know they would like it. They've shot mine and are amazed at the accuracy and distance for shooting the ground squirrels. You can see a couple of the ground squirrels (Whistle Pigs in Idaho) on the ground. These are actually large ones.