From Chapter 7:
He had to get out of here and now. He had never really prepared for anything like this and why would he have to. He was fine, the city was fine, the country was fine, the world was fine. Never in his worst dreams could he have imagined what was now very much real.
The circumstances sounds kind of familiar..
I find it pretty odd that for 23 months, my T-Mobile G1 phone with Android has run like a champ and now, roughly a month away from the end of my two year contract, my phone is starting to flake out. It hasn’t been rooted or jacked and I don’t have any oddball apps on it to cause these issues that have just magically appeared. Going to try a factory reset this weekend and see if that fixes it.
Do they build in obsolescence into these gadgets? Well, I would imagine that they do.
Things are looking good for the Washington State House Bill 1016 which would align state law with federal law as it applies to firearm sound suppressors. From the bill report found here:
(In support) A person can own a suppressor in this state but is not allowed to use it.
Suppressors are highly regulated at the federal level. To acquire a suppressor, a person has to
obtain a law enforcement certification, undergo a background check, and pay a transfer tax of
$200. This bill will not have an impact on criminal access to or use of suppressors. It is not
an easy or inexpensive process to legally obtain a suppressor, and because they significantly
increase the length of firearms, they are not a practical choice for criminals.
Hearing loss is a big issue for people using firearms and suppressors can help reduce this
concern. The bill will be a great help to people who are active sport shooters and will also
benefit communities surrounding shooting ranges or hunting areas. It will also help local
suppressor manufacturers who are unable to compete outside of the state because of their
inability to conduct research and development in this state.
Law enforcement officers will also benefit from this bill. Currently law enforcement is
hampered in their ability to engage in meaningful firearms training because of noise issue
and restrictions on the time of day they can shoot. In addition, the inability to use a
suppressor when entering methamphetamine lab situations presents a safety risk if the officer
needs to use a firearm.
It passed the House 88-4