Now, Palmetto Bugs prefer living outside, but when they’re in your house you pretty much have to kill them or sleep in your car or move. And since I just moved and my car was still filled with crap, I knew he had to die. It was either him or me. Only one was going to come out of this encounter alive.
via My life is so much better since quitting my job and moving. But this hasn’t stopped me from bitching and complaining. Au contraire mon frère! So I’ve declared this week “Bitch and Moan Week” and shall be posting whiney-ass entries. You’re welcome. | Fetch My Flying Monkeys.
I really don’t know if the author is now living in Florida, but for your general fund of information, palmetto bugs can be “treated” with #6 birdshot in most cases and four ought buckshot for those recalcitrant members of the species.
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At least two formal events have popped up on Facebook that are encouraging Colorado gun owners to engage in civil disobedience and break the recent law that prohibits the sale or transfer of gun magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds.
The events encourage participants from Colorado and other surrounding states to buy, sell and swap magazines that can hold more than 15 rounds in disobedience of the law.
via BREAKING: Colorado Gun Rights Advocates Plan to Break New Magazine Law on Capitol Steps – Via Guns Save Lives.
We’ll be waving both the National Colors and the Gadsden in your honor.
The ammo shortage has affected everybody but we that reload have been struggling like madmen looking for sanity in a Grateful Dead concert to find reloading supplies. I have been a customer of Powder Valley for several years now and their record is impressive: no matter how bad the situation, they have managed to keep me (and I am guessing most of its customers) rightly supplied.
I placed an order for 9mm bullets a couple of weeks ago actually amazed that they had bullets in stock. The site had a warning indicating that orders placed that day may have shipment date of July 2nd. I had no problem with that, hell I was happy to been able to score the darn things. But the people at Powder Valley beat that and I just got both via email the invoice and the FedEx notification that my shipment is on the way. And even the price was not bad at all as the difference from last time I bought a similar product and the price that I am paying now is just about $10-$12 more. So kudos and many thanks to the people of Powder Valley for being such a remarkable company and busting their butts to keep us happy and shooting.
And of course, if you have not tried Powder Valley, you should….now! What are you still doing here?
There will be some shootin’ done soon!
The numbers related to gun violence in the land of the free are, of course, deeply chilling. More than 8,500 Americans were murdered by guns (or rather, by killers wielding guns) in 2011, according to the most recent FBI data. Of those, 565 were under the age of 18; 119 were kids 12 or younger. Wherever one comes down on the gun debate, most sane people can agree that those statistics are a national disgrace and … well, insane.
And from the original 1956 article:
In 1954 more than 550 U.S. children under 15 were killed in accidents involving the careless handling of firearms, five of them in lake County, Indiana. [In 2010, 606 people were killed by "accidental discharge of firearms," according to the CDC. — Ed.] This situation shocked Indiana Conservation Officer Rod Rankin, who decided to offer a course in gun safety to any interested child in the county. In the past year 2,500 children from 6 years on, with the approval of their parents, have taken him up on it.
via LIFE With Guns: ‘Drawing a Bead on Safety,’ 1956 | LIFE.com.
Check the great pictorial. And of course the snarky final remark of the Editor ignoring the obvious.
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