On July 26th, 1931, a swarm of grasshoppers descended on crops throughout the American heartland, devastating millions of acres. Already in the midst of a bad drought, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota suffered tremendously. The swarms were said to be so thick that they blocked out the sun and one could shovel the grasshoppers with a scoop. While America has not seen infestations on such a scale since then, North Africa and parts of the Middle East continue to experience them.
The confirmation of David “Waco” Chipman as Director of the BATFE may come up for a vote before the full U.S. Senate in just a few days. Please contact your state’s two U.S. Senators again and insist that they vote down the confirmation of this horrible nominee.
As I’m sure most of you readers know, I sell antique guns, through Elk Creek Company — my home-based mailorder business. Per Federal law, these guns do not require an FFL, and are also exempt from paperwork under most state laws. But occasionally, I upgrade my personal gun collection, and consequently sell a few excess modern (post-1898) guns through a trusted friend who has a FFL. He is running auctions on three particularly nice guns from my collection, on GunBroker.com. Take a look. I hope that you’ll consider bidding:
Note: These auctions are scheduled to end on the evening of Sunday, August 1st.
Today we present a review written by our stalwart Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio.