Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Gold and Silver

Silver's hovering just under $13/oz; gold is a little over $900/oz.

So much for cheap silver, anytime soon.

Monday, February 23, 2009

What's My Question?

California requires a 10-day wait before taking possession of a purchased firearm (handgun, rifle, shotgun). During the waiting period, the California Department of Justice runs a background check to determine if the purchaser is a restricted person not permitted to own a firearm.

What I'd like to know is for any given period of time (a month, several months, a year or several years in a row) how many restricted persons were identified as such.

And at what point during the waiting period--was it the first day, the second, the third, et cetera. What's their backlog like during that period--is the DoJ waiting and waiting and waiting for someone to clear and that person finally clears on the tenth day? Or is the DoJ processing all requests within 24 hours?

How does that compare historically? That is, is the DoJ identifying restricted persons more quickly than before?

Have any of the purchased firearms then been used in a "crime of passion" more or less immediately after purchase? Say, within two weeks? (Which I guess would make it pre-meditated, rather than a crime of passion...)

How do California's murder by firearm rates compare to our neighbor states of Arizona, Nevada and Oregon? That is, how often is a legally-purchased gun used by its owner in a murder? (Legitimate self-defense usage disallowed.)


What question am I trying to formulate to ask CA DoJ?

Gold and Silver

Silver is up $.17 to $14.50; gold is up $7.34 to $994.56.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Gold and Silver

On the day of Obama's inauguration, gold is up almost $26 and silver is up $.12: $853 and change, $11.17.

Lots of confidence there...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Gold and Silver

Gold finishes out the week up not quite $23.50 at $842 and change; silver is up $.65 to finish at $11.26.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Gold and Silver

Per Gold is, gold is down almost $31 to $819 and silver is down some sixty-four cents to $10.54.


Monday, January 05, 2009

Gold and Silver


Per the chart on Gold is, gold is down not quite $14 to $856 and silver is down twenty-one cents to $11.15.

Still not cheap enough for me.