:angry: You know who you are. Either you've been around in the Gun trade/culture, for so long that you DO know everything there is to know about hunting rifles/hunting...Home Defense/shotguns...Milsurp/history...Modern Tactical systems/crappy add on's...WTSHTF scenario's /can foods....Ammunition........or you THINK you do. Maybe you're an FFL, or just a simple guy who frequently rents a table at the show in order to afford additions to your own collection. You're successful, or maybe you're struggling like everyone else. You might actually be an older guy, or you might be just plain middle aged...you still have the same attitude. It sucks. You've been around guns for so long, that you've lost your passion. Or, You might have simply seen it as a business opportunity. Its not the politicians, or the idiot masses who are the only ones killing the gun culture, and subsequently our rights......It's partly you! You represent ALL of us, and they (society) think you are a part of the threat. You're unfriendly, you're rude, you're cocky, you're unforgiving of ignorance, you're a shyster, you're a poor businessman, you're difficult, you're not even a very good person! The only people you show respect are other old arseholes such as yourself who also think they know everything. You're unwilling to simply discuss a difference of opinion...you have to make sure that everyone in the surrounding area knows that you are correct, (or at least think you are) and that the person standing in front of you is an idiot. (in your opinion) You act as if you had to fight your way through every major war and bush conflict that the U.S. has been involved in........just in order to stand behind a gun counter/show booth/shooting range. Your Surly and unfriendly attitude both offends and angers people around you. Your anti-social behaviors, and gun collecting "ways" scare the piss out of "normal" citizens. They think you are a nutcase. We are the next generation. We do the same things you do. We are under the age of 40. We support our rights. We open/conceal carry legally. We served our country also. We are combat veterans. We are friendly to our neighbors, even though we've only known them for six months. We chat with people about our guns, and are excited about the next piece in our collection. We love to talk about guns, and we KNOW that the best, and most reliable information comes from others with more experience. We would consider ourselves lucky to spend a day behind that counter, or in that workshop learned how to re-blue a bolt. We WANT to respect you! We're not asking for you to hold our hands, or pass us a f'n lollipop.....just be friendly! We would be ecstatic to sit and listen to your stories, and opinions all day long.......but you have to shut the **** up and listen to us for a minute. You have to treat us as if we've earned some amount of respect. When we ask you a question about something you once loved, you should answer that question as if its a joy to SHARE, Not a burden. The more of a Jerk you become....the less of us who will bother to stick around. The fewer to learn. The fewer to pass on this Legacy. That's just F'n sad.