Arghhh! Too much gun related paperwork!


May 15, 2007, 01:05 AM
Who knew there would be this much paperwork related to shooting and instructing? I just spent the last few hours catching up on all the paperwork for my recent activities. First had to reconcile the finances for the CCW class I taught Sunday. Then I had to do the NRA report for that class, the NRA Basic Pistol class I taught last weekend, and for the NRA Women on Target clinic I ran last week. The WoT clinic required two reports. One to the Women on Target staff and one to the NRA training department to show that I am continuing to conduct "basic" pistol training in addition to all the PPITH clases I've been running.

Tommorrow I have to make the bank deposit from this last class and then go to the police department to get my new STI Spartan "Safety Inspected" (registered). Yet more paperwork. After that I'm headed over to a computer shop to get some help with a website for a community group I'm supposed to be administer. I should never have volunteered for that last one.

I got to get to the range soon. The earliest will be Wednesday or Thursday at this rate. I think I'll make an extra copy of some of this paperwork to use as a target. I think blasting the Michigan Safety Inspection card would be challenging (and satisfying) at 25 yards...

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May 15, 2007, 01:50 AM
I wonder how many hours of our lives are spent on paperwork, which is the least productive activity a person can engage in? How many square miles of forest are consumed each year in the quest for the bureaucrat’s Holy Grail?

May 15, 2007, 09:04 AM
The function of bureaucracy is to increase function over time. Im surprised we dont have more paperwork, actually.

May 15, 2007, 11:12 AM
Sort of on-topic...I work for a document imaging company, and we just figured out how much paper our product saves our customers from using. The dollar amount is in the billions. Unbelievable. Did you know it costs $2100 per year to maintain a 5-drawer file cabinet full of files? Source: Oregon State University.

May 15, 2007, 01:13 PM
In a mature bureaucracy, the amount of time filling out reports (paperwork) is equal to the amount of time not spent doing anything else productive, yet can be marked down as 'productive work'. When this stage has been reached, it is considered 'stable'.

Sniper X
May 15, 2007, 01:17 PM
Seems one can justify anything with the right words, even if they are horsehockey. The US government is great at that, even though we all or most of us know it is horsehockey.

Sniper X
May 15, 2007, 01:18 PM
Oh, and you can thank the lawyers and gun haters for most of that paperwork you have to fill out about firearms training.

May 15, 2007, 02:07 PM
I decided a long time ago that a large percentage of the work we do is created in support of the work we do.

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