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Something Missing From The 2018 SHOT Show

2018 SHOT Show

While visiting the 2018 SHOT Show, I noticed something rather strange. There was something missing that should have been in clear view of all attendees. I looked, looked, and looked some more, and was never able to find it.

The missing items were – public awareness about the flu. The CDC says the flu outbreak of 2017 – 2018 is near epidemic levels. Yet, with an estimated 60,000 people attending SHOT Show in Vegas, not a single poster, no hand sanitizer… nothing about the flu.

SHOT Show, and other trade shows, are a perfect vector for disease transmission:

  1. People flying in from all over the world.
  2. Face-to-face conversations.
  3. Show lasted four days. Which was plenty of time for people to become infected and not show symptoms.
  4. Before symptoms started to show, people would be back on a plane.
  5. Tight quarters of a jetliners are a perfect vector for transmitting the flu.
  6. Layovers in airports would provide the possibility of infecting people who are traveling all over the world.

Trip To The 2018 SHOT Show

SHOT Show 2018 media day at the range

The 2018 SHOT Show has come and gone. I had a great time, there was a lot to see, and there were also a number of disappointments. For those of you who do not know what the SHOT Show is, it is the largest Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show in the world. It is hosted every year in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendance is estimated to be at least 60,000 people.

For 2018, the show started with Range Day on Monday, January 22nd. To attend range day, you had to be invited, and/or had to be part of an established media organization. I am not sure of the exact details, but people could not walk off the street and attend range day.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

2017 Was A Wild Ride

Kevin Felts on a hiking trip

One thing is for sure, 2017 was one for the history books. Not only was Donald Trump sworn in, but we also got to see the true side of the liberal left agenda.

2017 laid bare how divided the United States really is. There is no longer a peaceful transfer of power. People in powerful places play politics in an attempt to undermine the Republic. After President Trump moved into the White house, there was leak, after leak, after leak… Never in the history of the United States have the people seen such contempt for the president.

When Trump was elected president, the liberal left went into full meltdown. And to think Trump was mocked for his answer when asked, “If he would accept the election results.” Funny how things work themselves out. In the end, it was the Socialist Democrats who refused to accept the results.

Then there were the natural disasters and mass shootings that rocked 2017.

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