'A work of art'? Seriously?
I've never seen anything with the Ruger name on it that I would consider a work of art.
This can also be a matter of taste. There are several paintings, worth millions, that "to me" looked like they came in last at a finger painting contest by kindergarteners.
Maybe just another case of "eye of the beholder", but I have several Six Series that I think are very nice looking.
Gun permit?? A bread crumb tossed to a sleeping society awoken by the sound of complacency. "They are for your own good", and "you will understand when you see all the lives they save". Yes master, what else will you toss me from your bag of infringements?? Do you want me to roll over and play dead? I do that very well. --skidder