There’s a bunch of good stuff this week, so we’ll get right to it. Just one thing first: thank you to those who’ve helped fund us so far. You’re awesome. And for everyone else, the most powerful thing you can do to support us is to spread gun rights. The best way to do that is to make new gun owners. And the best way to do that is to take a newbie shooting.
Make it a great week, gang.
This week's links
A new article from us this week explaining the logic error behind the objection that “guns are specifically designed to kill”, and how it explains a surprisingly huge amount of the disagreement about guns.
A neat walk through the history of gun shops in NYC’s Little Italy.
The description on the video says it best: “Welcome to Donald Chen’s Texas ranch: a place where Chinese gun lovers live out firearm fantasies that are largely forbidden in China. For Chen, this is the American Dream.”
Take a newbie shooting!
“It's remarkable to see a federal agency show open contempt for a community as large and sympathetic as model airplane builders. They’re essentially saying the expect the hobby of homebuilt aircraft to be ‘phased out.’”
A Twitter thread on upcoming FAA rules that threaten to snuff out the homebuilt aircraft community. Note how quickly the people in the thread come up with the model plane equivalents of stripped AR receivers and Form 1 suppressors. “Life, uh, finds a way.”
Everygun for Town Safety 😉: “There’s no epidemic of mass violence in the US. The late 1980s and early 1990s had the highest incidence of shootings.”
High-quality and easily shareable charts from Everygun. Also dovetails with recent research showing that school shootings are not on the rise, and the rate of school shooting deaths is a quarter of what it was in the early ‘90s.
Interesting research on the historical meaning of each part of the phrase.
Cool to see this being covered by Seattle’s NPR station.
Given the pro-gun-rights makeup of the state legislature, Tennessee looks like it's about to become the 17th constitutional carry state. In 2014, only 5 states had constitutional carry. Carry laws are one of the greatest success stories in the history of gun rights in the US. If you’re ever feeling nervous about the way things are looking, look at this gif of carry laws changing from 1986 through today.
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