I AM A CHRISTIAN: This, more than anything else, influences the beliefs I embrace, the opinions I express, the choices I make, & the life I lead. To be more specific, I am a Primitive Baptist - also called Hard Shell Baptists, thus my screen name. I AM A HUSBAND/FATHER: Right up there with my duty to my God (and a part of it, IMHO), I regard my obligations to my wife and children as my most important job on this earth. I live to protect and cherish them. I AM AN AMERICAN: By birth and by the grace of God. I AM AN NRA LIFE MEMBER: I donate regularly & help with fundraising events. They also aren't perfect, but they've done far more to defend our rights than any other group. I AM SOUTHERN: This is more than where I was born - it is also an important statement about HOW I grew up & the culture that has influenced me. I live in Slapout, a small, rural Alabama community. Simple things like home & family are very important to me. In fact, I fit many of the pre-conceived notions you might have about "good ol' boys," but... I AM EDUCATED - I have 2 master's degrees and still plan to resume work on my PhD when the lids are older; my wife is an attorney - we both value education & intellect. I AM A GUN OWNER - That's why I'm here. The other topics are fun, but I came here mainly to talk guns. I've been an avid shooter & collector all of my life. I have an extensive gun collection by anyone's standards and, since coming here, have further expanded the "black rifle" portion of my collection and caught NFA fever somewhere along the way. I've learned many new things here &, occasionally, I even get to share my own knowledge & experience. This IS my Internet "home"...
(FWIW, I moderate the PCC, Kel-Tec, & Alabama HTF forums.)