A class act

I would like to publically thank Chris Byrne of http://anarchangel.blogspot.com/ and the people at www.theguncounter.com

Recently I posted about how my writing laptop had gone down because of a bad power supply. Chris offered to send me an old beater laptop so I could keep writing.  Someone else had a power supply locally, so I was taken care of, but in passing I mentioned to Chris that if he still didn’t want that old laptop, I would pass it on to my Dead Six writing partner, Nightcrawler, who was going on active duty.

Well, Chris is a man of his word, only he figured that if this was going to a soldier, then he deserved more than an old beater.  So he posted to the Guncounter to see if any of the guys there would be willing to kick in for upgrades. He did this in secret, hoping to surprise both me and Mike. I found out because I have this habit of googling my name once in awhile.

The men of the theguncounter were very generous. Instead of giving Mike a beater laptop to take, he was given a new laptop that had been totally worked over by technical guru Chris, and with a bunch of extras, like a nice case, power supplies, etc.

That is a remarkable act of genorosity.

And this was before I found out about Chris and his wife’s own financial issues. This is a couple who is selling their entire gun collection to pay legal fees over a custody battle.  Recently I posted about how they were selling cookbooks to try and pay those legal fees. I would strongly encourage my readers to go buy a cookbook. Good folks like this deserve our support.

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For the record, I've not been in the gun business since 2008
Chris Byrne
Well hell Larry… We were glad to do it. Somebody wants to volunteer to go get his ass blowed up for us, a laptop is the least we could do. I’ve been there… a bunch of us have. We know what it’s like to be bored out of your mind off duty, and having something like a laptop to keep you sane… like I said, it’s the least we could do. Hell, I didn’t even know he was a guardsman turned airman ’til he called me. Boy smartened up; decided that the army was for suckers and it was time… Read more »
Chris Byrne
Oh and the kind of issues we’ve got… lets jsut say the few hundred dollars to get a laptop to someone who needs it isn’t much more than a drop in the bucket; and I made a commitment to do it. I was going to meet that commitment if there was any way I could. We’ve been fighting an international custody case vs Mels ex husband, who doesn’t want the kids, but does want to hurt my wife. He’s filed as much crap as he can, in multiple jurisdictions, multiple courts; trying to confuse the issue and getting us to… Read more »