Tuesday temperatures and snow causes cancellations at the National Rifle Association
Fairfax, Virginia - It only took two days.
Two days after returning from the relatively comfortable 60 degree sunshine of Las Vegas, Nevada and the 2014 SHOT Show for the bleak, chilling frost and snow of Washington, DC to rear its ugly head. For most of the region that means no school, no work, no dice.
For the National Rifle Association it means a little more.
First the NRA Headquarters Range is closed.
I know, I know, the range is always closed on Tuesdays ... emphasis on the day. That's because Tuesday nights are usually filled with action shooting events. So tonight, January 21, the IPSC Match for the Northern Virginia Practical Shooters Club has been canceled.
"We have a few events and seminars scheduled for tomorrow," said Range Manager Michael Johns. "As of now they are still a go."
The National Firearms Museum is also closed.
If you were hoping to escape snow shoveling duties for an afternoon of gun gazing then you're out of luck. But just as Johns plans to open his range doors tomorrow, Museums Director Jim Supica expects everything to return to normal come Wednesday.
So batten down the hatches and stay close to home.
We'll be up and running with the rest of the region tomorrow.