Knob Mountain (Pennsylvania)

Knob Mountain is a ridge in the northeastern part of Columbia County and parts of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Its elevation is over 1720 feet above sea level. Knob Mountain can be seen from a considerable distance, is visible from Bloomsburg; the peak of the mountain is one of the highest points in Columbia County. Knob Mountain's western terminus is near Orangeville; the mountain runs eastward and northward for ten or twelve miles before descending to the level of the surrounding land over the Luzerne County line. However, it has a lower subsidiary peak known as Huntington Mountain that extends in the same direction as the main mountain as far as Shickshinny. Knob Mountain is a steep mountain, it is more steep on its northern side. Its base is in the watersheds of Huntington Creek. At one point, Fishing Creek makes a sharp curve around the base of Knob Mountain; the outline of the mountain is uniform. However, there is a notch near the eastern terminus of Knob Mountain. A terminal moraine runs from the nearby Lee Mountain to the southern base of Knob Mountain and over Knob Mountain to Fishing Creek.

The mountain is situated in the Wyoming coal basin. This coal basin is part of a chain of coal-containing areas that runs between Lackawanna County and Dauphin County; the Wyoming and Lackawanna coal field terminates at Knob Mountain. There is a red shale basin under the mountain. Lee Mountain and Huntington Mountain are mountains that are near to Knob Mountain, they can be considered eastward extensions of Knob Mountain. Knob Mountain can be approached from any direction. Two roads cross over the main part of the mountain; the highest point on the whole ridge is over 1720 feet. The area in the vicinity of Fishing Creek and Knob Mountain was first settled in 1780. However, it was not until 1785 that large numbers of people traveled to the area around Knob Mountain; the settlers that arrived in this year traveled from New Jersey to the mouth of Fishing Creek via Berwick and from the mouth of Fishing Creek up the creek's valley to near Knob Mountain. Such settlement was, at the time, the northernmost non-native settlement in the Fishing Creek watershed.

A community at the base of the mountain was built in 1822. An Indian path once passed over the mountain near its eastern terminus; the Susquehanna and Tioga Turnpike once crossed over Knob Mountain. A township border was once determined to be a heap of stones on the top of Knob Mountain. Knob Mountain has forests at its peak, it is surrounded by agricultural communities. In the early days of civilization in the area around Knob Mountain, the mountain was believed to be home to numerous wolves and bears. Catawissa Mountain North Mountain Map of Knob Mountain

Gun laws in Lithuania

Lithuanian law allows firearm possession on shall-issue basis. With 13.6 civilian firearms per 100 people, Lithuania is 58th most armed country in the world. When Lithuania was part of the Soviet Union firearm possession was controlled and most citizens were not allowed to keep firearms. In 1990 Gorbachev ordered confiscation of all weapons in Lithuania. In 1993 Lithuania allowed possession of firearms for purposes of self-defense on may-issue basis – applicant needed to prove danger for one's life. In 1997 this requirement was abolished making process shall-issue. In 2002 Lithuania passed new firearm law, still in force today with some amendments. Since number of legal firearms began to rise, doubling from 61,544 in 2002 to 127,984 in 2017. Lithuanian law allows firearm possession for following purposes: Hunting. Minimum age to own firearms is 23 for self-defense handguns, 21 for semi-automatic rifles, 18 years for semi-automatic shotguns and smooth-bore self-defense weapons and 16 years for sport shooting firearms.

Every permanent resident of Lithuania of minimum age who passes examination has right to possess firearms for self-defense purposes. Article 12 forbids police from refusing granting license without valid reason. Any such refusal may be appealed to court. Carrying firearms is allowed with permit to carry. Police must have good reason to refuse such permit as per Article 40.6. There should be no bullet in chamber while carrying except revolvers which should not be cocked with exception of direct threat to the person’s health or life. Automatic firearms, explosive missiles and flame throwers are prohibited As of 2019 there are 173,680 registered firearms in Lithuania owned by 94,352 people including 30,165 pistols, 37,473 rifles, 47,796 smoothbore rifles, 34,016 gas handguns, 19,684 revolvers and 4,564 others. Between 1995 and 2018 number of homicides using firearms has fallen by more than 98% from 252 to four, while overall number of homicides has fallen by 85% from 505 to 72. Overview of gun laws by nation "Law on the control of arms and ammunition".

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