One thing that worries me. My father is more of a hoplophobe than I figured. Doesn't like the scary looking rifles, and worried that they can be easily converted from semi-auto to automatic fire. He doesn't understand why I'd want an M1A, or any .30 caliber rifle with 20 round magazines. And he's sure that this blog has brought FBI attention and subsequent file on me. I explained to him that the BATF people would probably be the ones most interested, IF the gubmint was interested, but it's still an pretty innocuous blog don't you think? There are much more ardent blogs defending the 2nd amendment, there are MANY more individuals with larger arsenals. The truly nefarious don't have blogs.
By the way, ONE of the things I'd use an M1A for is deer hunting. Just to do it. I'd use a Garand this weekend if I was going rifle hunting.