As one of the 85 laid off employees of Sportsmans Warehouse Victoville, I would like to thank all of the customers that I had the pleasure to have met and served at the gun counter. I am sorry if  those who made purchases in the last few days were inconvenienced by the sudden closure.


We employees had no idea that Corporate Sportsmans Warehouse had given us the kiss of death.


Having said that, I have to defend Sportsman's because this has absolutely been the best job I have ever had. Management was excellent and fair. Even though sales were lacking, they kept as many employees on full time as the could so they could keep their hospitalization. Retirees like me were put on part time which was bad but a sacrifice I could make.


Their total closing has made things a little rough with Christmas coming and a baby possibly on the way. I am not worried. With an Obama presidency all my needs will be met and I won't have to do anything. Free money, hospitalization, my security needs, food stamps, all for free ... at least that's what the TV commercial said.


Maybe I should join the "gimme somethin' for nothin'" crowd. I'll give up my guns, default on my bills, waste my money on booze and cigarettes, start supporting same sex marriage and abortion but protest the death penalty and join the Democrat Party. It all seems so clear now!


Or,  I could get all the "ex-employees" from Sportsmans together and start our own sporting goods store for the high desert! We know all the mistakes they made. It will be easy! Otherwise, there won't be a REAL sporting goods store in the high desert for another decade! How about it Dean, Jeff, Rick, Wayne, Tara ... Doug, let's do it!