It’s been years since we last heard about O J Simpson; and now the media is covering other developments and issues regarding his conviction on the robbery case of 2008. Simpson’s lawyers have already submitted their appeal for a new trial to the Nevada Supreme Court. But a revision of said document is requested to […]
These days, it seems that shooting incidences are becoming more and more common. And it’s no longer surprising to hear that someone, young or old, went on a rampage or a shooting spree in a public place. Such is the case of the Henderson shooting incident which remains a mystery to this day. Let’s take […]
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In the past, mentioning air guns would automatically make you conjure images of children roaming the neighborhood with their Daisy Red Riders and terrified stray cats running for their lives. Air guns, in those days, were nothing more than toys. These guns were not considered dangerous and could only manage to hurt the victim if the shooting took place from a very short range, and the person with the rifle managed to shoot the eye or another sensitive area of the body.
More powerful air guns were also available but their cost and the dangers associated with them usually kept them out of the reach of youngsters. Presently, there is a wide range of powerful air guns available at very reasonable prices. These rifles are available in a variety of power levels. The air gun operates in one of four ways in order to shoot the pellet out of the barrel.
The most widely sold version of the air gun, which is easily available at any departmental store, is the multi-pump pneumatics. These guns are made of plastic and metal and are able to shoot out pellets up to 650 fps. The rifle has pumps that pressurize the internal chamber holding the air. When the trigger is pulled, the pressurized air is released. It forces the pellet into the barrel, then out of the gun. These multi-pump rifles are usually the first choice of young shooters. It must, however, be kept in mind that these guns are also very dangerous and should be supervised by an adult.
Another powerful air rifle is the CO2 powered one. These guns are very simple in design. They offer a great combination of power, cost and accuracy. A tiny CO2 air tank is inserted into the gun and sealed. After the sealing screws are tightened, they puncture a tiny hole in the neck of the tank. This releases the pressurized CO2 inside the gun. Once the trigger is pulled, a small amount of this gas is released which forces the pellet into the barrel. The arrangement is extremely simple and offers an affordable form of air gunning experience.
Another one of the most powerful air guns is the break barrel springer. In these kinds of guns the receiver and the barrel are mated together. This allows the user to break the barrel in order to cock the gun. The action resembles the loading of a shotgun. There is a cocking arm attached to the barrel. When the barrel breaks and is pulled in the direction of the stock, the cocking arm compresses a spring inside the receiver. When the spring is compressed and cocked, the pellet is loaded into its port. The barrel returns to its normal position and the rifle becomes ready to fire. When the user pulls the trigger, the coiled spring is released and uncompressed pushing the piston forward which compresses the air inside the receiver. From there it is forced down the barrel, shooting the pellet outward.
These air guns are extremely powerful and can, in certain circumstances, rival a regular gun. They can also kill small animals within a range of 60 yards. These guns are not within the realm of youngsters, and should only be allowed under constant adult supervision.
The PCP or the Precharged Pneumatic Air Rifle is the high-end of air gun power. It is the most powerful and accurate air gun currently available. These guns are also very dangerous and should only be handled by mature and experienced people.
As per the laws applicable in Nevada, people can buy and keep air rifles. If your local vendor refuses you to sell an air rifle, you may tell him that it is against federal regulations to impose these restrictions.
The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act first went into effect on December 8th, 2006; ten days after receiving approval from the Nevada Supreme Court. The law specifically prohibits the use of tobacco products in almost all public places and places of employment. The State, District or County health boards, along with local law enforcement officials are tasked with enforcing the tobacco ban.
Reasons for Initiated Act
The most often cited reason for passage of The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act is to ensure public health and safety. The primary danger to public health lies in secondhand smoke also referred to as environmental tobacco smoke. Secondhand smoke is actually a combination of smoke arising from the lit end of a cigarette, cigar or pipe and the smoke exhaled by smokers. Studies by the Environmental Protection Agency state that tobacco smoke, along with secondhand smoke, contains more than four thousand substances, including many that have been shown to be carcinogenic, that is; they are known to cause cancer in humans. In 2006, the United States Surgeon General released a comprehensive report concluding that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits the use of tobacco products in almost all indoor places of employment. This includes public or government buildings, public and private schools and their grounds, child care facilities, all areas of grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores and indoor areas within restaurants – including those within casinos or other gaming establishments. Smoking is also banned in shopping malls, retail establishments, video arcades and movie theaters. Any slot machine area within a grocery or convenience store is considered, first and foremost, a part of that establishment and the use of tobacco products is not allowed. This act makes it difficult for aforementioned establishments to continue their viability and certain cigar institutions and stores will no longer get the business they once did. Cigar lighters, humidors, cutters and other accessories plus cigar bars and establishments will be affected the most by this act.
Exclusions to Act
However, the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act does not apply to the gaming area of casinos. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is allowed in these areas. A casino operator, if they wish, may designate separate rooms as nonsmoking or allocate portions of the gaming area to be tobacco free. Many casinos now have smoke free poker rooms and even nonsmoking slot areas. Any area of the casino that is not fully within the gaming area is required to be smoke-free. This includes any restaurants, bars, shopping malls, concert halls, theaters, retail stores or convention areas.
As previously noted, all indoor areas of restaurants must be tobacco free as well as any restaurant within a gaming establishment. However, if the restaurant does contain an outdoor area or patio, smoking may be allowed within that outdoor area. Stand alone bars, taverns or lounges which prohibit patrons under the age of twenty-one from entering may also allow smoking and the use of tobacco products.
The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act does specifically state that smoking is permitted in areas within casinos where loitering by minors is already prohibited by state law pursuant to NRS 463.350. Also, a completely enclosed area in a stand-alone bar, tavern or saloon that does not admit minors onto the premises may be designated a smoking area. The use of tobacco products is also permitted in age-restricted, stand alone bars, taverns and saloons, strip clubs and brothels, retail tobacco stores and private residences.
Other Alterations and Amendments to Act
Smoking is allowed in a private residence that serves as an office or workplace, unless it is used as a child care, adult day care or health care facility. An area within a convention facility which is hosting a meeting or trade show, may allow smoking during the time the meeting or trade show is being held, if the meeting or trade show is not open to the public, is being organized or produced by a tobacco related business or a professional association for convenience stores and involves the display of tobacco products. An example would be a cigar convention that organizes high quality cigar humidors and smoking may be a necessary act to convince individuals.
Be aware that city, county or town governments may enact tougher, more restrictive laws against smoking and the use of tobacco products if they so choose. Remember also, even if an establishment allows you to smoke or use tobacco in a tobacco free or smoke free area, you are still in violation of the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act and you may be subject to applicable penalties.
On Feburary 7th, 2014, we, at Pace Industries built the Whitney Mesa Recreation Area, and we’re pleased to be honored with the prestigious Award for Excellence in Construction by the Associated Builders and Contractors Chapter. Pace Contracting and Helix Electric were the two biggest components in completing the Whitney Mesa Recreation Area. At Pace, we’re honored to be recognized for our construction skills, innovation, and creativity we use on a daily basis to make wonderful projects come to life. Our team was proud to receive the recognition they deserve for going above and beyond typical expectations in construction.
What The Project Consisted Of
The Whitney Mesa Recreation Area was a 15.1 million dollar project. It was designed by the JW Zunino Landscape Architecture company, Slater Hanifan Group, and TJK Consulting Engineers. The project has exuberant features such as exhibits honoring the Native American heritage in the City of Henderson (the city which the project was built for), rock restoration, native re-vegetation, and an extensive trail system. Our 38-acre recreation site redid all diminished and destroyed areas of the large 160 acre site. Along with the natural additions, there was modern recreational sites added, such as a customized stone amphitheater for outdoor performances, concrete and asphalt layering, a complex, Olympic BMX course, parking areas, concession buildings, restrooms, a day camp facility, and tennis courts.
This recreation park was built over varying topography, and nicely done to fit the natural area. Pace went further than the contract expected us to by painting screen walls on the mesa cliffs to completely eliminate graffiti. Pace erased damage that was already there prior to construction. To reduce this graffiti, we had to use a number of quality Makita belt sanders we bought online to complete the job within the time frame allowed.
The project brought many challenges for us to face, including us stumbling upon unexpected sources of underground water, which eventually led us to work with engineers to clear the new amphitheater of water that had flooded into it and redesign the area to fit the unexpected, underground water pockets. A stream had to be damned and blocked in order to form a trail.
The stream was originally thought to be seasonal, but when we discovered that it wasn’t, the trails flooded. Flooding was a very common occurrence during the building of the Whitney Mesa Recreation Area. Adjustments had to be made throughout the entire building process.
“The Whitney Mesa’s beauty has been maintained even throughout the construction of the new recreational park. The Whitney Mesa Recreational Park preserves the natural beauty and integrity of Whitney Mesa.” Henderson City Manager Ronald Jacobs stated.
The funding for the Whitney Mesa Recreational Park was provided by the Bureau of Land Management.
The website we located the belt sanders for the big part of the job was http://bestbeltsander.net/ which gave an awesome breakdown of the top ones to choose from. Finding the right power tools to complete a job was instrumental in getting the job done in a quick manner. Interviewing and hiring top performers was also important because we wanted workers who are motivated and dedicated to getting the job done.