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Permit-less Carry Proposed In Michigan.

GAMRAT_0115_DSC4054-681x1024-e1436975355345-660x330Over at 248shooter.com:

State Representative Cindy Gamrat (R- District 80) yesterday introduced Michigan HB 4778. HB 4778 will allow for the existing pistol registration to stay in place but allow broad exemptions. You can find the full legislation here: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4778.pdf

Pretty good…. .  I guess.

The exemption:

(8) THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO CARRIES, 19 POSSESSES, OR TRANSPORTS A PISTOL IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING 20 CONDITIONS ARE MET: 21 (A) THE INDIVIDUAL IS NOT OTHERWISE PROHIBITED FROM POSSESSING 22 A PISTOL. 23 (B) THE INDIVIDUAL IS AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE.

So if you are using your gun legally and over the age of 21 you would be exempt from acquiring or registering your pistol with the state. Under 21 then you still need to register.

But you will still have to have a permit – a license – to buy a handgun in some cases.  That is issued by your local police chief.  The equivalent of “mother may I.”  And you still have to register that handgun… .

Snow. And Pasties.

Boston is getting walloped, but in one place, some seem to enjoy living on the ice planet Hoth.  10981846_10153543618303238_7696841358794869293_nAhh, the UP.  Nice to visit, but not in mid February.  Fishing in June, Hunting in November, great memories there.  The snow is pretty, but I think it would likely make me crazy.

GAC_TheShining-870x485Yeah, kinda like that.

If you don’t mind the cold, can stock up on truckloads of fuel oil and propane for heat, and have a snowmobile, enjoy the scenery.

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B9nEtJ0CEAAVaLt.jpg large Anyway, true Yoopers know pasties are something you eat, not wear.

Recipe – my grandmother’s recipe is somewhere around here, but you’re gonna have to make do with this, from Lawry’s Pastie Shop in Marquette:

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2 cups flour

2/3 cup shortening

1/2 cup water

Dash salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut shortening into flour and salt, add water and knead until well blended. Form into four balls and chill. Coat with plenty of flour and roll into circles.

Filling

3/4 pound ground chuck or cubed steak

3 cups diced potatoes

1/2 cup each of diced onion and rutabaga

2 tablespoons dried parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Divide into four equal portions and place in center of each crust. Fold over and seal edges. Bake at 400 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes.

Notes:  Use lard, not shortening.  Rutabaga is also a must.  Try using 3-parts of chuck, pork and veal, or even venison, in place of just chuck.

You can also use the lard spread liberally all over your body to keep warm.

 

Lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan.

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Used to live right there, on the lake.  Nice in the summer.  Not so nice in the winter, as the beautiful winter sights become boring after awhile – the typical leaden sky, wearing long-johns all season, walking around with two pairs of socks all winter, slush and dirty snow.  Ugh.

The Lighthouse was a popular subject.

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Much nicer in the Summer… .

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Fresh fish even!

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A live cam. 

Current weather here in Florida: 51 degrees.  Supposed to be in the 40’s tonight.  *Shiver*