Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
You may recall my post about Richland County, South Carolina and their new armored vehicle. Radley Balko has a post at Reason with a picture of the new toy, complete with the Sheriff's black-suited Urban Ninja Detachment.
Gotta have infantry support for the armor, ya know.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Approximately 3.5 million stamps sold by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were supposed to include a phone number to purchase the current Migratory Bird Conservation and Hunting edition, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. Instead of the correct phone number – 1-800-STAMP24 – the printers substituted the word "STAMP" with "TRAMP."You have to hate it for whoever proofread those stamps, getting caught with their pants down like this and all....
When firefighters opened the building they found hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition. Some had been fired, others had not.
I'd love to know if the "fired" ones had cooked off due to the heat of the fire or were simply fired brass. You know chief, there is a market for fired brass, either as reloading components or as scrap. Both are totally legal pursuits.
"We have some concerns in the fact that we have some rather large quantities of explosive materials."
Not really chief. Smokeless powder is a propellant, not an explosive. Don't they teach you the difference between propellants (which burn very hot and very fast, but don't explode) and explosives (which do go "boom")?
Chief Driggers, however, said his fire department should have been made aware that it was there.
"Because of the uncertainty as to why it's in here, the quantities of it's being here – the fact that there was no permit process – we've notified the ATF," said Chief Driggers.
Well chief, you answered your own question--there's no permit process. That means that Edwin Wolfe, owner of the property and apparently a licensed dealer (hey, read the article, chief) didn't have to notify you--under your own rules. But of course, you saw fit to involve not only the bomb squad, but the ATF. Just in case you'd caught yourself a bona fide domestic terrorist, I'm sure.
Oh, and Chief Driggers...I just love the way you work the idea that Mr. Wolfe is some sort of outlaw into your comments, without ever saying anything that he could sue your statist ass off in court over.