So, at the gun show this weekend, I had the unique opportunity to actual meet Mike Vanderboegh. You know what? He was a genuinely nice guy. While I may not agree with him on every issue, and I may not agree with his methods, I can say that he was nothing but courteous and polite with me.
When I found out he was going to be in my city, I figured I had three options: 1) avoid his table, 2) go over and talk but not introduce myself, or 3) go over, man up, and introduce myself as Caleb from Call me Ahab. I chose option 3 – because dammit this is my town and I for one will not be the guy who had the opportunity to meet one of the most polarizing figures in the pro-gun community and passed on it.
I was a little disappointed, apparently I just missed David Codrea by 10 minutes. He and I have corresponded quite a bit via email, so I was looking forward to finally getting to meet him. Maybe next time.