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Col. Charles Askins
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Col. Askins had a monthly column in the Rifleman when I first joined the NRA.  At first, I didn't know what to think of his writing, especially since in one column he related an ambush killing.  And even for me, someone fairly steeped in old, Victorian English, his use of the language seemed antiquated.  His knowledge of guns, on the other hand, was voluminous, and mine was non-existent since I had 'discovered' firearms and hunting all on my own.  Col. Askins' autobiography is 'Unrepentant Sinner,' and from what I can tell, the 'sinner' part is correct.  Still, the humor in his writing left me with a great affection for Col. Askins, and I misted up the day I read of his passing.


So today, taking a link from the Facebook Highpower page I ran into this article on booze and shooting.  What a howler! 




His swan song.



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