In California, both gun and cigar groups feel heavily marginalized. I have a condo. I can not smoke inside or within 25 feet of my own residence per city laws. There are no designated smoking areas provided by our complex, indoor or outdoor, yet there are plenty of none smoking signs everywhere around the premises. Smokers would be left to walk out to the sidewalks to smoke, only to find newly placed no smoking signs out there as well. Currently, the only nearby place that it is legal to smoke is on the sidewalk a 5 blocks down in front on other people's houses, for now. If they actually made policy that they would mandate smoking areas every x feet, I really wouldn't mind, but it can be pretty frustrating when you legally have to walk 5 blocks down just to enjoy a smoke. With the rate it's going, I suspect smoking will only be permitted in designated tobacco shops.
Likewise California has this thing called the hand gun roster. Basically any gun that hasn't been grandfathered as of 2001 will not be available to purchase in California unless that gun has the ability to uniquely micro stamp their bullets, a technology that is arguably not even possible yet for manufacturers. As manufacturers change their models or don't pay the reapplication process fees, their handguns drop off the list. Every year we seem to lose a hundred or so guns. Hence there are really no more new handguns in California. To be honest, I really can't understand how the state can pass such an act. Though, it is what it is.
Sadly since there seems to be a seemingly restricting pattern for policy makers to enact laws that forbid and stop usage of some of these activities, it makes it more and more difficult for people who are trying to follow the law. In an ideal world, Gun policy would be made by gun users, and smoker policy would be made by smokers. Instead it seems to be made by the people whose ultimate goal is to outright ban their uses.
Rule 8 No Discussion of Guns
There is to be no open discussion or inflammatory imagery/ commentary of firearms. Such topics have invariably led to unwanted US political discourse.*
Posting a stand alone photo of a bison on the bonnet of a dodge is inflammatory imagery
Posting a thread stating that they are going to an pro or anti-gun rally is inflammatory commentary
Let your benchmark always be "does this post Enhance the FOH Community" and you won't go wrong.
* if there is an article written about Guns and Cigars then Rob is entitled to post it without inane complaints from the professional whingers on the subject.
LOL, this is why I love this place.