My thanks for Johnson Arms for this model of a Dieselpunk Automag, a nice to hit the mat just before Christmas.
I can hardly believe it was 10 years ago today that Robert Palmer passed away.
I still miss looking forward to new albums & songs from him, so today I will post two, I would say favorites of mine but I am not too sure I could pick only two out of his catalog.
So we will go with:
“Know by now” from his 12th studio album Honey
and “Light Years” from his tenth album “Don’t Explain”.
Both fantastic songs & albums.
I always thought the BBC where a little behind the times but is a ream of A4 the best replacement for the iPad?
Time for a little clear up on the glossover site I think, too many subsites so I thought I would look at the stats and to my surprise a little project I started in 2006 called Irrational Fear I set up a web cam and pointed it to an airsoft pistol & penknife to show that the items themselves do not cause crime and asked people to check in every day to make sure that they have not been committing crimes, any way I was going to take the site down switch off the now old an dusty Dell desktop running XP no less with an even older Logitech webcam but to my surprise according to Google Analytics it still gets real people (not search engines) looking at it everyday, so now I am not too sure if to take it down or leave it up.
This weekend I had the pleasure of some shooting in Belgium, this is 4 shots from the .44AMP AutoMag into a mirror.
This is a suggestion from the Derby North Labour MP Chris Williamson, well it was one of three questions he asked.
Take a look at the following for information : http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2013-09-02b.166422.h
Chris Williamson (Labour) Derby North
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect on public safety of
(a) banning the private storage of firearms in domestic dwellings,
(b) undertaking annual mental health checks on firearms certificate holders and
(c) creating a publicly-available register of individuals with access to firearms; and if she will make a statement.
Damian Green (Conservative) Ashford
Firearms control in the UK is among the toughest in the world. This shows clearly that gun crime will not be tolerated by this Government nor wider society.
The Home Affairs Committee in its report on firearms control, published in December 2010, concluded that the storage of weapons at central locations would not reduce the risk of theft. The Committee also considered that annual health checks on certificate holders would be both resource intensive and disproportionate. The Government supports these conclusions.
Our assessment is that a publically-available register of those with access to firearms would compromise public safety and could lead to the theft of legally held weapons.
While I understand the need for public safety, the best way to improve safety is education in a subject, perhaps there should be an education policy around firearms to remove the public stigma and fear of them.
Today I wend diving up at Stoney Cove, fantastic day and some pictures.
I have just been looking at today’s emails from they work for you.com and came across two little gems.
First there is the question over the face that “…that there is absolutely no case for subsidising those who wish to obtain those licences for recreation and leisure purposes…” as stated by Tessa Munt (the Liberal Democrat MP for Wells).
Now while I have some quite some symphony for the point she was raising with reference to the cost of a SGC being £50.00 for a new applicant and less for a renewal how many other sports require a government mandated license to participate in?
The second gem was immediately after and posed by Grahame Morris Labour MP for Easington, his question was “I welcome reports that the Government intend to introduce stronger and clearer guidance on how the police should issue firearms licences, but may I point out to the Minister that following the multiple fatal shootings in my constituency on new year’s day 2010, ACPO, the coroner and the Independent Police Complaints Commission found that the police had not looked at the guidance?”
Now this is an interesting point about the local police being upto date with the current rules, you would hope that they are.
One other interesting thing in the response to this question from Damian Green Conservative MP for Ashford is that “we are issuing completely new guidance, which we will do by the end of this year.” I wonder what it will be?