Wednesday, April 06, 2011


An anonymous reader asks in comments:
What is "BAG DAY." New one on me.
Good question and it deserves a good answer.

Once upon a time in the early days of this century there was a man who had a blog, Kim duToit. Kim lived in Dallas, TX and was an immigrant from South Africa. Kim became a naturalized citizen of this great land and adopted Texas as his spiritual and physical home. Kim promoted an idea that he called A Nation of Riflemen.

To say that Kim was opinionated was an understatement. He railed at injustices and talked about problems that we share and he put his money where his mouth was. Then, one day, his employment status changed and he found that he needed work and he started looking for a job. And he found that employers know how to use Google and he was unemployable because of his very artistic rants on the internet.

One of Kim's ideas was to promote Buy A Gun Day, BAG Day, which happened to coincide on the calendar with Tax Day, April 15th. The idea was that every taxpayer should put some money aside and buy a gun on April 15th.

That's where Buy A Gun Day started. I try to buy a gun every year about this time in memory of those naive days. Kim quit blogging several years ago and made efforts to take his name off the internet. I don't know where he is now, but I wish him the very best, and hope that he and his lovely wife, Connie, are both prosperous and happy.


Old NFO said...

True, Kim was a different individual, and probably the first gun blogger to in trouble due to his words... I loss to all of us.

Mattexian said...

Times like these, I miss his rants. His blog was one of the first I'd read EVERY day.