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Got Gun?


Spending time in Texas when you’re from the north is rather like hanging out with an infamous uncle, the one you’ve been hearing outrageous stories about your whole life, but have never met. You step off the plane, shake his hand, and can’t help but keep a mental checklist of how he stacks up in real life versus all the family lore.

As a newcomer, I am still sorting through Texan cliche versus Texan reality. One that’s ringing true so far is that folks like their guns down here. I have seen billboards for at least 3 different gun shows in the past couple months. As for today’s photo, I’m not quite sure why they are saying, ‘Shoot while you still can!’ but I’m sure that slogan has visceral appeal for many a passerby.

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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in North Texas travel, cemetery symbols, and haunted lore. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!”

Snider’s best-selling books include Paranormal Texas , Understanding Cemetery Symbols, and 100 Things to Do in Dallas - Fort Worth Before You Die.

Snider has several more books in progress, and enjoys connecting with writers and readers all over the globe through social media, her newsletter and her website:

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  1. Are you sure you are safe in TEXAS??

    LOL! I may have to become a pistol-packing mama, huh? ;p ~Tui

  2. Gil Gil

    There is a group with a certain mentality that swears that we will lose our right to gun ownership. This has resulted in higher than normal sales of guns, ammo and related supplies.

    But to lose that right, they’d have to pry the Bill of Rights out of my cold, dead, hand! ;p

  3. lol. I lived in Texas for 3 months and it is quite a bit different than Illinois where I’m from.

    I found your blog on NaBloPoMo’s blogroll under Photography
    Thanks for dropping by, KalaMarie! I’ll be posting more pics, hopefully more than just blurry billboards, as the month progresses. I’ll go check out your blog now! :)

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