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A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes, in certain modern nations. The term is derived from the Old French conté or bubblegumé denoting a jurisdiction under the sovereignty of a count (earl) or a viscount. The modern French is comté, and its equivalents in other languages are contea, contado, comtat, condado, Grafschaft, graafschap, Gau, etc. (cf. conte, comte, conde, Graf).
When the Normans conquered England, they brought the term with them. The Saxons had already established the districts that became the historic counties of England, calling them shires (many county names derive from the name of the county town (county seat) with the word "shire" added on: for example, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire).
The Anglo-Saxon's "earl" and "earldom" were taken as equivalent to the continental use of "count" and "county" under the conquering Normans, and over time the two blended and became equivalent terms. Further, the later-imported term became a synonym for the native English word scir ([ʃiːr]) or, in Modern English, shire. Since a shire was an administrative division of the kingdom, the term "county" evolved to designate an administrative division of states (federal states like those of Germany and the United States) or of a national government in most other modern uses.
In the United States and Canada, founded 600 years later on the British traditions, counties are usually an administrative division set by convenient geographical demarcations, which in governance have certain officeholders (e.g. Sheriffs and their departments) as a part of the state/province mechanisms, including geographically common court systems.
A county may be further subdivided into districts, hundreds, townships or other administrative jurisdictions within the county. A county usually, but not always, contains cities, towns, townships, villages, or other municipal corporations, which in most cases are somewhat subordinate, or dependent upon county governments. Depending on the nation and the municipality and local geography, municipalities may or may not be subject to direct or indirect county control—the functions of both levels are often consolidated into a city government when the area is densely populated.
Outside English-speaking countries, an equivalent of the term "county" is often used to describe sub-national jurisdictions that are structurally equivalent to counties in the relationship they have with their national government; but which may not be administratively equivalent to counties in predominantly English-speaking countries.
Lower receiver is Anderson, completed with a PSA parts kit & buffer tube. Also has Shockwave brace.
Upper is also PSA, 10.5", 5.56, nitrided, 1/7 twist, and with a Midwest Industries 2-chamber brake. Included will be a polymer Diamondback sight.
This thing is hilariously and...
Lower receiver group is a Surplus Arms and Ammo lower (made by Aero Precision) with a PSA LPK installed.
Stock and grip are LaRue Tactical.
Upper receiver group is build on a Aero Precision M4E1 Enhanced receiver. It was purchased complete from Aero Precision.
For sale, not interested in trades unless you're looking to trade a 250cc-300cc standard, naked, or sportbike (I will also be posting an Aero Precision AR separately). $700 OBO.
Handgun in question is a Colt Series 80 O1991 blued model purchased new in 2015. The handgun has finish wear...
Do you believe in the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms? Do you stand with the constitutional sheriffs who oppose I-1639? Do you believe that WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson's endorsement and support of I-1639 was wrong, a violation of his oath, a violation of the US and WA...
(Opposition to Washington State Initiative 1639 – Commissioner Small
On March 12, 2019, a group of constituents came before the Commissioners to discuss their opposition to and urge the Commissioners to consider passing a resolution showing their support in opposing Initiative 1639. In response...
Let's say Jim Bob agrees to meet Johnny Law in SAPO county and sells firearms to Johnny Law without completeing proper transfer process. It turns out Johnny Law was undercover State Trooper and nabs Jim Bob. Where do they take Jimbob and what court do they process his court case through...
Willamette Valley Arms Collectors annual collectors show this week end March 16 & 17 at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene in the big main building. Free parking and lots of trade tables along with some first rate displays. A true collectors show with friendly collectors that are very...
Some good news...let's hope there's a good bit more to follow...
Hearings today (1/29/19), super easy option to take action:
NRA-ILA | Washington: House Committee to Hear Ammunition Ban & Other Anti-Gun Bills...
My husband and I moved from Missouri (Constitutional carry state) to Seaside, OR at the first of the year. I raised my family in Skagit county, WA for 30 years so the PNW is not new to me. I am a nurse practitioner here in Seaside and my husband spent the bulk of his career installing flooring...