You're telling us you have police officers there who don't use their handguns to commit crimes?project2051 wrote:In MI. probably one of the most occurring illegal purchases for non illegal usage, is probably straw purchases by future police officers.
For in Mi. you can own a handgun at age 18, but FFls can't sell handguns (of handgun ammo) to anyone under 21 but in the state consumer to consumer sales/purchases can be made (A purchase permit/registration is still needed). So when someone under 21 goes into some kind of police school and are required to have their own handgun for training, they have to buy a used gun from someone, or many time have a older family member buy a new gun then "sell" it to them, which is technically illegal. The process is legal, the intent to transfer coming before the first purchase makes it illegal.
tmesis wrote:AvatarIII wrote:there is never an i before the u in Platinum, even in British English
Aluminium was "aluminum" originally: the Americans didn't remove the 'i', the Brits added it.
[url=https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1530]History of Discovery
The English chemist Sir Humphrey Davy underlined the existence of the element arguing that "alum" was the salt of an unknown metal which he said should be called ‘alumium’. The name was respelt as the more pleasant sounding ‘aluminium’ by later scientists. Davy tried unsuccessfully to produce aluminium by electrolysing a fused mixture of aluminium oxide and potash.
Following Davy’s work the Danish physicist H.C. Oersted managed to produce the first nodules of aluminium by heating potassium amalgam with aluminium.
Friedrich Wöhler in Germany established many of the metal’s properties, including the remarkable lightness. It was the discovery of this property that truly excited researchers and paved the way for more generous development funding.
The Frenchman Henri Sainte-Claire Deville developed a reduction process using sodium which, with further refinement by others, allowed the production of high cost metal in limited quantities and his process was copied throughout Europe. Scientists were now in the position to produce kilograms rather than mere grams - an important step towards the industrial use of aluminium.
You going to tell us you guys invented horse-riding and distinct left and right shoes, too?