People The Ashley Update: Trials and Tribulations in Chicago Ashley Hlebinsky November 30, 2017 0 COMMENT Hlebinsky, who previously worked at the Smithsonian is exactly the kind of ambassador the shooting community needs. Torrentially well informed, passionate to the point of geekery, and blessed with a wicked sense of humor, she can swill whiskey and smoke cigars while holding forth on black powder muskets until your eyes glaze over. Spreading the gospel of responsible firearms ownership has never been more important, and being able to demystify an inanimate object while educating the public about its role in the nation’s history goes a long way toward countering negative publicity. This week on The Ashley Update, Ashley is returning to Phoenix after Thanksgiving and a quick trip to Chicago. She was in Chicago for her first expert witness deposition. Having previously lectured at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ashley was looking forward to seeing the gallery’s new Arms and Armor exhibition. While on her way to the museum, Ashley was randomly attacked. She is okay, but is sharing her experience as a warning to be careful and vigilant. Exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago: The Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor Ashley still made it to the museum, even after the encounter on the way Congratulatory bourbon from her fiance for her first expert witness deposition. From her last trip to Chicago, where Ashley tried out a suit of armor Ashley will be at the Small Arms Review, in Phoenix, this weekend. If you see her, be sure to say hello. Do you have a question for Ashley about anything she’s discussed this week or even about some of the little-known things she loves?