During the current Covid-19 outbreak, many businesses were forced to close because they are considered “non-life-sustaining.” Up until yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf considered gun stores, and by extension the Second Amendment, “non-life-sustaining” as well. With customers lined up out the doors attempting to exercise their Second Amendment rights, gun stores were forced to close.
Following a dissenting opinion from Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice David Wecht and two other Justices, Governor Tom Wolf quietly removed gun shops from that list yesterday. The opinion made it clear that Governor Wolf’s shuttering of gun shops amounted to “an absolute and indefinite prohibition upon the acquisition of firearms by the citizens of this commonwealth - a result in clear tension with the Second Amendment.”
Gun stores are now able to reopen and sell their wares on a limited basis. All transactions must be done by individual appointment during limited hours according to a press release from NRA/ILA.
CLEANING CORK HANDLED FISHING RODS
If your cork handled fishing rod handle is starting to look quite funky, there is a way to clean them according to the folks at Fishing Retailer.
There is a simple and inexpensive way to clean cork handled fishing rods and you may even have the necessary cleaning materials.
It’s suggested using baby wipes, wet towelettes or moist bath tissues that work well for removing stains on the cork handles. Many of these stains are probably from mud, fish slime, bait and sweat.
The method is to take a wipe and begin rubbing it gently over the cork handle. It’s not necessary to rub aggressively. Let the wipe work its magic and use different parts of the wipe or towelette to remove grime until the handle looks as good as new.
You can also use the wipe over the entire rod blank to remove residue and to restore its condition.
As a final step use a clean rag to dry the cork, reel seat and rod blank.
Nick Hromiak has been an outdoors and automotive writer for over 30 years. He's been published in numerous national and state-wide outdoor magazines and newspapers.