I can tell you're European. You realize the popular vote means almost nothing?
I have a firearm. It serves exactly two purposes:
1. Sporting enjoyment. I like marksmanship.
2. Hunting. I've not done it, yet, but I plan to.
3. The mechanics of it interest me. If I had foundry equipment, I would be smithing.
I don't have it for any force multiplication or defensive reasons. I hope I don't fall into your generalization as well.
Not everyone who owns a gun is an idiot. In fact, I'd say it's only the minority that makes themselves known.
I'll try to be respectful here, but I do have a question: A felon has, by definition, disobeyed the law. What makes you believe they would respect the laws in regards to firearm possession?
Sure, he can just pull out the hot-air rework station he was hiding under his cot, so he can remove the microcontroller from the board without breaking it.
A 30k$ roadside bribe? That's a pretty stupid policeman. That's "shoot me" territory. He should be happy he got away with not getting what he wanted.
I think sjames (or someone he/she knows) had a bad experience and has decided every cop is like that.
Don't kid yourself, the absurd fuckups are the low hanging fruit you hear about.
Just remember, it's not paranoia if they are actually out to get you.
Well, just be careful with it. Especially that last part - phosphine gas is not something you want around.
Being fat soluble means skin absorption would be high as well, so be careful while handling.
Out west we had the little black and white guys. Never saw them larger than a pea.
The way they would track you from across the room (their vision is absurdly sharp) and the little "hand washing" thing they did with their mouth-parts always bothered me though.
Mine have balls. They do not run from light.
whereas most species are more like heavily armored caterpillar tanks.
[And people wonder why I went around buying up all the diazinon I could find when it was taken off the market.]
Don't suppose you ever wondered why it was taken off the market, when killing insects was it's purpose?
Because diazinon is fat soluble, there is potential for delayed toxicity if significant amounts of diazinon are stored in fatty tissues. Intermediate syndrome generally occurs within 24–96 hours after exposure. Intermediate syndrome in humans is characterized by difficulty breathing and muscular weakness, often in the face neck and proximal limb muscles. Cranial nerve palsies and depressed tendon reflexes have also been reported.
Diazinon is relatively stable under standard ambient temperature and pressure but is susceptible to form toxic phosphine gas upon heating.