Blogging to you from the northeastern badlands of Lake County, Illinois USA, WELCOME TO THE NEXT CHAPTER! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! ALL FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ARE ADDICTIVE; EXCESSIVE USE MAY LEAD TO MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS, REDUCED JOB PRODUCTIVITY, LACK OF SLEEP, SOCIAL ALIENATION, BIRTH DEFECTS, BLINDNESS, SEXUAL IMPOTENCY, AND / OR DEVIANT FUNAMBULISM. NOTICE: NO GUNS OR AMMUNITION ARE FOR SALE VIA THIS BLOG. (No, I will not trade my Colt Python for some lubricious adventures with your hot looking wife and a future first-round draft pick.) CAVEAT: This blog is not suitable for viewing while at work, while inside a public library, while inside any public or private school, or while inside any public or private restroom. Do not view this blog while driving a motor vehicle or while piloting an aircraft. Viewing this blog may be illegal inside the EU, Chicago, and other parts of the Third World. THIS BLOG CONTAINS (albeit often very childish) ADULT-CONTENT. DISCLAIMER: This blog is a hobby, it is not a livelihood. Even though much of what I blog about relates to firearms collecting and recreational shooting, I am not an expert (by any measure) on any facet of guns, shooting, hunting, or personal defense. Entries at this blog are akin to good old-fashioned campfire chats or post hunt bourbon-fueled barroom-bluster; I offer no opinion on what you should or should not purchase, or what you should be using or doing. What does or does not work for me could be rugged-country-miles away from your tastes and your needs. All products, places, and miscellany that I review for this blog are purchased / rented / leased at retail price by me. I do not accept payment, gifts, discounts, freebies, products on loan, demon alcohol, drugs, plea-bargains, probation, parole, Papal Blessings, Presidential Pardons, or sexual favors for doing any review or blog post. TRACKING COOKIES: Google et al stick tracking cookies on everybody. If you are online, you are being spied on via one method or another, for one reason or another; 'nuff said. You may be able to minimize your online DNA residue by using Tor and Duck Duck Go. Vive la liberté! Vive all y'all! Ante omnia armari. To each of you, thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it!
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A lone honeybee was having its way with my rock garden
yellow clover during a sunny break in what was an otherwise cloudy day.
I never thought there would come a day when I would become
excited over seeing a honeybee, but I suppose the times they are a
changing. The dwindling agriculture in
this area just does not require many hives and the few apiarists around here
are mostly dedicated hobbyists.
Richard Pearson of the Illinois State Rifle Association
phoned me today to let me know about the proposed Waukegan Assault Weapon Ban
ordinance (first I had heard of any such thing was yesterday) and that the City
Council had it on the agenda for tonight, and that pro-Second Amendment folks
should attend the meeting and let their feelings be known.
There was not a huge turnout, but not bad especially considering
the lack of press. I counted 10 speakers
against the ordinance and nobody spoke in favor of it. Joan Schrank of Waukegan's historic Schrank’s
Smoke'n Gun shop received rousing applause after she made her comments. Comments made by community activist Keith Turner were also very well received. A couple of aldermen also spoke against the
proposed ordinance. The others in the gallery who did not speak publicly did seem to be mostly second amendment supporters. Mayor Wayne Motley did not
call it for a vote and sent it back to the Public Safety Committee. It's not over until it is over.
At Ammo For Sale Dot Com.
(The tongue-in-cheek video on why the .45 ACP is the best cartridge of
all time will put a smile on your face, especially if you watched the video
that said much the same about the 9mm)
Well, while all that may be so, this old gunslinger has
given until it hurts (the credentials in my profile do not include the time of
my year-to-year memberships, or my supplemental donations) and I cannot afford
to give one more dime to the good and just cause of protecting our Second
Amendment. Unlike government, my life
runs by a strict balanced budget and my retirement years require fiscal
discipline. So, please quit your calling and quit your mailing because I’m all
in, and please quit sending my name to every new “gun rights” organization
willing to pay money for your mailing and phone lists.
To those who have not yet given to the cause, please
consider doing so and please give generously if you are able, because money and
lobbying makes our political world go around.
Please be politically active and educated; know and vote the facts.