Bigotry and discrimination are ugly realities in this day and age. These injustices seem to be affecting lawful gun owners more and more with no sign of letup from those that hate guns. Recently, an Ultimate Reloader subscriber and follower was discriminated against in a public place, and I wanted to show my support. Here is that story:
Meet Jimmy Barber
James “Jimmy” Barber is an Ultimate Reloader subscriber/follower, and had this to say about himself:
I am disabled Vietnam Veteran. I served in the US Navy Seabees and was in country 1970-1971. I have heart disease from exposure to agent orange. I live in North Carolina. I decided to start reloading because of one of your Youtube videos. I started with and still use a Lee Loadmaster. I also have a Lyman All American turret (that you reviewed). You are very articulate and don’t add lots of unnecessary time. I reload .308, 30-06, 7.5 Swiss, .303 British, 6.5 Swedish Mauser, 8mm Mauser, 22-250, .223, 300 Blackout, 357 Sig, 9mm, and 45 ACP. I wet tumble brass with a converted ice cream mixer. I truly appreciate you sharing your extensive knowledge with me and others.
Here’s a picture of Jimmy in Veitnam:
And here’s a picture of Jimmy’s reloading bench (not to be confused with Johnny’s Reloading Bench on YouTube 🙂 ):
Tolerance, Unless We Don’t Agree With You
On May 20, 2019, the following happened to Jimmy and his wife:
My wife and I are in Maui. We were asked to leave a restaurant because I was wearing one of your t-shirts. I did not make a scene and I was very proud to leave.
First off, that is JUST NOT RIGHT. It’s hard to believe being asked to leave a restaurant because of a subtle gun-related shirt. Jimmy responded in a very admirable manner, I’m not sure I would have kept my cool so well. Kudos to you Jimmy!
Starline Has Your Back
I talked with Starline Brass about what happened to Jimmy, and they were game to send him 250 pieces of Starline Brass of his choosing, they stand with our community and with Jimmy. THANK YOU STARLINE!
I’ll report back when I find out what Jimmy decides to get for his free brass.
We All Need to Do Our Part
Just a reminder that we all need to do our part to preserve our gun rights. I recently collaborated with The Gun Collective on YouTube to share some ideas about what we can do to preserve our gun rights. Please check out this video, and let me know if I missed anything!
I do appreciated everyone out there in the gun community that is fighting for our rights. We need to stand together! And thanks Jimmy for “representing” Ultimate Reloader!
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