Some of my favourite American things are Greg Ellefritz (Weekend Knowledge Dump) & Massad Ayoob .. both are writers of fact based common sense .. Link:
This photo image says much about U S society - but I won't comment...
I've been called "politically naive" a few times - I guess that's a price I have to pay for trying to focus on fact-truth-function rather than political expedience ..
.. Nah - I've GOT to comment. - If you are so aware of your ongoing safety that you get a handgun and your 'carry permit' in the States - please also pay attention to safety's life partner .. your Health.
These folk are at least training & learning eh - It fascinates me that while nobody would buy a bassoon for example and then think that they were a musician .. nor even would a billionaire buy a helicopter and announce that he was now a pilot - but many U S citizens buy a handgun thinking that they are then defensively capable ..
But here are some of my different favourite 'paper punchers' ..
Four Rugers - a .45" Percussion 'Old Army', two SP101's in .22" & 327 Fed. Magnum,
a pretty .22" S/A and a Glock G19x.
Favoured Tools - Folders & Fixed - Mostly Low-Cost ..
- Yet Another of Life's Many Mysteries .. why have I always liked things made of copper - perhaps because I couldn't afford gold?
Copper-ware LASTS .. it doesn't rust like steel .. it doesn't weaken and fall apart after a year like plastics - slugs & snails hate it - and it kills superbugs & viruses on contact. And it's beautiful to see.
Some Of My Useful COPPER Treasure
- The large cylinder at back is my 'log basket'
.. I made the wee bowl 62 years ago at school
I just like old copper - I even strangely enjoy occasionally cleaning it ... can I be psychoanalysed?
A Proud member & supporter of Sporting Shooters Association NZ.