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Posted by GERALD L MCFARLANE JR on Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:00 PM

Flintlock76

Just a slight correction to your correction Gerald.

First, is this what you're talking about?

http://www.snopes.com/fact-check/cell-phone-pistol-alert/  

If so, I stand corrected, I wasn't aware of this.

However, YOU, or me, or anyone else can't order them on-line unless you're a Federally licensed gun dealer.  One can't order ANY gun on-line without Federal Firearms License, dealer variety, unless it's an antique, a replica of same (depending on state and local laws) or one listed as a "Curio or Relic" by the BATF, again depending on local laws.  As far as guns are concerned local laws always take precedence over Federal if they're the stricter of the two. 

In addition to which, the seller needs a "hard copy" of your FFL on file before he can send you the firearm.

So don't worry, the basement-dwelling gnome in pajamas who spends his days glued to the 'Net can't just order one because he wants one. 

Aside from that, no problem with your post.  

Never, ever say someone can't order something over the 'Net just because he wants one...there are always ways that your basement-dwelling gnome in pajama's could order one.  Whether it was through legal means or not is a different story, but there are ways around it, and ways to do it without being caught...including delivery to your doorstep.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:02 PM

Convicted One
I've got a belt buckle that offers unique benefits.

I think I get your "point."  Aside from that I don't want to know nuthin'!

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Posted by 243129 on Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:16 PM

BaltACD
What we are witnessing all across America has been caused by a lack of Vetting, Training and Supervision

We agree on something!Yes

 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:26 PM

GERALD L MCFARLANE JR
Whether it was through legal means or not is a different story, but there are ways around it, and ways to do it without being caught...including delivery to your doorstep.

Just sayin'.  If one wants to break the law and risk doing time, over anything, there's very little anyone can do to stop it.  The only answer is come down on them like a ton of bricks through the court system if and when they do. 

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Posted by Convicted One on Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:33 PM

Flintlock76
.  The only answer is come down on them like a ton of bricks through the court system if and when they do

I believe that Gerald overlooks the possibility that it might be a badge-wielding gnome making the home delivery?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:48 PM

Convicted One

 

 
Flintlock76
.  The only answer is come down on them like a ton of bricks through the court system if and when they do

 

I believe that Gerald overlooks the possibility that it might be a badge-wielding gnome making the home delivery?

 

Good point C-O!  It could very well be a BATF agent looking forward to a chat with Mr. Pajamas.

They do  live for that stuff, don't ya know.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, June 8, 2020 4:09 AM

Excerpted from The Times of Israel:

LONDON — British pharma giant AstraZeneca is “on track” to begin rolling out up to two billion doses of a coronavirus vaccine in September if ongoing trials prove successful, its chief executive said on Friday.   The company is partnering with Oxford University, which has pioneered the vaccine, and is already manufacturing doses before seeking final regulatory approval once testing concludes in the coming months.

“So far we’re still on track… we are starting to manufacture this vaccine right now, and we have to have it ready to be used by the time we have the results,” AstraZeneca chief executive Pascal Soriot told BBC radio.  “Our present assumption is that we will have the data by the end of the summer, by August, so in September we should know whether we have an effective vaccine or not.”

The firm announced this week it had struck agreements with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, and the Serum Institute of India to double production capacity of the COVID-19 vaccine to two billion doses.

The partnership with the Indian institute — one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers — will help supply it to a large number of low- and middle-income countries.

AstraZeneca has established separate supply chains for the vaccine in Europe, the United States, India and is also looking at setting up production in China, Soriot said.

He added AstraZeneca, which is undertaking the work on a non-profit basis, could lose money if trials prove disappointing.   But he said the company was sharing the financial risk with organisations such as CEPI.  “We’re manufacturing indeed at risk — and that’s the only way to have the vaccine ready to go if it works,” he added.

Oxford University began initial trials of its COVID-19 vaccine with hundreds of volunteers in April, and is now expanding them to 10,000 participants.  It said last month they were “progressing very well.”

Researchers announced this week they will also start tests in mid-June in Brazil, the first country outside Britain to take part in the study, as the South American country’s virus infection rate spirals while the UK’s falls.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, June 8, 2020 6:27 AM

Unfortunately this work on a vacine may be futile.  Even if it is successful the developement is on a strain that is not what is infecting much of the USA.  Los Alomos  labs have discoverthat there is a mutation of the spikes that may make any developed vacine ineffective for this strain.  Right now the work is published on the peer review site that someone here will have to locate.

What is worse .  Probably no immunity if a person has had the milder version .  That is much like the flu which  mutates every year.  

BTW this poster hopes these findings are not correct.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, June 8, 2020 7:55 AM

From Associated Press (excerpts):


 

New York Ckity, New Zealand:

 

After three months of suffering the nation's most devastating and deadly virus crisis, followed by protests, unrest and a curfew, just lifted, New York City is trying to turn a page as a limited range of industries reopen today.

 

One New Yorker in a health-related job told AP, “I don’t know if it’s ever going to be like it was."

 

Construction, manufacturing, wholesalers and previously “nonessential” retailers can resume work, with restrictions. Shops can reopen for delivery and pickup, though they can’t yet have customers browsing inside.

 

New Zealand: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she's confident the country has halted the spread of the coronavirus after the last known infected person in the country recovered. It has been 17 days since the last new case was reported in New Zealand. Today also marked the first time since late February that there have been no active cases

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, June 8, 2020 2:07 PM

Well, I know I've said it before, but the sheer economic realities are going to force those in charge of states and cities with lockdowns to swallow hard, assume the risk, and lift the lockdowns and other restictions. 

Not a situation that anyone likes, but while it's easy to make a decision when you've got a good choice and a bad choice, it's not so easy when all you've got is a bad choice and a worse choice.  

 

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