We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Prior to going off to Montana two months ago I purchased a auto .22 pistol to be fitted with a "can", suppressor, silencer.
I was assured once I filled out the paperwork, got the local sheriff to sign off, and payed the tariff to the guvment of $180 to own a silenced weapon, I'd have it upon my return . Ha, ha.
Now even though I have a concealed weapons permit which require fingerprints I need another set of prints for this weapon.
When I went to pick it up a new kid behind the counter said what a strange thing to do, silence a .22 I just smiled at him and said it was the top choice of assassins, which it is...he blanched and didn't ask any more questions.