Discover more from Open Source Defense
OSD 202: Your favorites from the past year
Your favorite OSD essays from 2022.
Happy new year. As measured by open rate, below are your top five favorite pieces from OSD 151 to OSD 202. Open rates generally went up throughout 2022, which is good and which also means that this list is heavily weighted towards recent editions. The lowest open rate of the year was 42%. The highest was 50%.
When an airsoft PEQ-15 clone starts to threaten the real deal.
[More laws tend] to lead to less individual freedom. But why should that be the case? There’s nothing stopping a legislature from passing laws that jealously guard people’s freedoms from the government’s would-be predations. The most famous set of laws in the US, the Bill of Rights, is actually an example of exactly that. So what gives?
How the design of system failure modes applies to gun laws.
Two stories about answering the door.
A better predictive model for attitudes towards gun ownership.
This week’s links
Just Alaska things.
Video from a redditor.
Side note to the article, this case features a common motif around here of the NFA being used to push the limits of probable cause:
The warrant shared with Bell — which he showed to The Post — contains few details but indicates that the search was conducted as part of an investigation into possible possession of illegally owned or modified firearms, such as short-barreled shotguns.
This expands the previous stance where the ATF had gone after pistol build kits, but not (yet) the frames themselves.
Top-quality hats, t-shirts, and patches.
OSD office hours
If you’re a new gun owner, thinking about becoming one, or know someone who is, come to OSD office hours. It’s a free 30-minute video call with an OSD team member to ask any and all your questions.
Like what we’re doing? You can support us at the link below.
Thanks for reading Open Source Defense. Subscribe to get a new post every Monday.