My father passed on early Saturday morning from emphysema. An organization in which he was active for a good many years posted a tribute to him on the club home page. http://www.cgca.com/ It is understandable that views regarding hunting and firearms in general vary widely, especially on international forums. It is my hope that you will perhaps understand a little better the great respect and love of nature, stewardship of the wildlife, land and other resources, as well as the appreciation of the craftsmanship and historical value of many firearms that my father and many others like him have. Not only was all of this his business and his recreation, but fish and game served to supplement the diet of a rather large family when we were growing up. I do not myself hunt or really fish any more. However, my father gave me the knowledge and ability to feed myself and family if it ever came to that. We knew this time would come, as emphysema is a slow and wasting disease most often born of smoking tobacco. My brothers, sisters and I all had the opportunity to know our father and say what we needed to before he was gone. For those you care about in your life, take the time to let them know how you feel about them as time does not always wait for you to be ready. For all of you, thank you for letting me share this little bit of life. Also, much love for letting this geek girl join in your fun with technology, gaming, modding and humor.