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Because 9 yr. olds should be left unsupervised with shotguns.

 

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A father-son hunting trip left a 9-year-old boy dead Sunday following an accidental shooting, according to Nebraska police.

Gunnar Holte was pheasant hunting with his father around Branched Oak Lake in Lincoln on Sunday morning when the incident occurred, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office told KLKN.

The boy was reloading his shotgun when his father heard it fire, KETV reported from the sheriff’s office. When the father turned around, he found Gunnar on the ground, according to KLKN.

 

 

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In the state of Hawai'i, more people have early voted in the 2020 election

then voted at all last time.

 

In fact,

more have already voted in the 2020 election than have ever voted in a presedential election.

 

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Updated 8:40 a.m.: As of Wednesday, more than 457,294 ballots were received. That puts turnout at about 55%. It also means Hawaii has broken the record for total number of ballots cast in a general election previously set in 2008, the year Barack Obama was elected president.

 

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Apparently, Texas looks this way too...

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Yep. Record early voting in many states -

 

 

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More than 80 million people have already voted in the 2020 election with four days until Election Day, continuing to shatter early voting records. Those that have voted so far represent 59.5% of the total 2016 turnout, according to the U.S. Elections Project.

82,042,050 have voted as of early Friday morning. About two-thirds of that is by mail-in or absentee ballots. That includes five states that already utilized mail-in voting exclusively before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

 

Leading the way is Texas, where the early vote so far has equaled 95% of that state's 2016 total. Normally a reliably red state, Texas is seen as being in play this year in the race for president between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The 8.5 million Texans who have voted make up approximately half of all registered voters in the state. The vast majority of those votes have been in person.

Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington state have all reported that at least 80% of the 2016 vote total has been turned in.

Hawaii is the first state to pass its 2016 vote total, currently standing at 104.5% according to the U.S. Elections Project.

 

 

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Walmart pulls guns from display over 'civil unrest' concerns

 

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Walmart has removed gun and ammunition from display in thousands of its stores in the United States, citing concerns of "civil unrest".

 

Customers will still be able to buy guns and ammunition on request. It is not yet known how long firearms will be removed from the sales floor.

Walmart sells firearms in around half of its 4,700 stores in the US.

 

The decision comes after a fatal police shooting in Philadelphia triggered protests that saw some shops looted.

 

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The 8.5 million Texans who have voted make up approximately half of all registered voters in the state. The vast majority of those votes have been in person.

Does that mean you can already vote in person before 3 Nov?

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From a collection of photos typifying each US state, this one mocks the U.P. of Michigan's love of hunting.
Michigan

The actor Jeff Daniels even made a movie about that passion, called Escanaba in da Moonlight. It's not a great movie, but it isn't as grotesque as this photo.

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Still on the voting theme : 

 

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There's a new mayor in the most dog-loving town in Kentucky. 

 

On Tuesday night, the mayoral election in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky was called for Wilbur Beast, a French bulldog, in a landslide victory. 

 

 

Paws for thought ?

 

OK it's not a town - so not really a mayor, but - pedants apart - who cares ?
It's a good headline and even Snopes has picked this up.

 

USA Today

 

Was French Bulldog ‘Wilbur Beast’ Elected Mayor of Kentucky Town?

 

 

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Rabbit Hash is not to far from where I grew up. Worth a visit to the Rabbit Hash General Store -- I heard they have rebuilt since it burned down.

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