Morning Belz, May 6
New video on guns, freedom and responsibility from a shooting range near Knoxville is up for patrons to critique and help me edit, if they like. Will polish and post to YouTube by sunrise tomorrow.
Long story short, gun owners vary in how (and how much) they think about the Second Amendment. The near-purist view that’s prevailed in the Tennessee legislature (unrestricted open carry for handguns) is not unanimous, even in Tennessee, but it is the trend nationally.
For what it’s worth, I thought I did pretty well hitting the target with a .22 caliber handgun. I was not swept away by the experience, however, and will not be purchasing any firearms in the near term.
The meeting where Basecamp fell apart — The Verge
Vaccine rant: Patents are not the problem! — Alex Tabarrok
In the works: subsidies to keep nuclear plants on — Reuters
Leniency for Portland rioters could influence Capitol cases — Politico
Kids and the CDC’s mask guidelines — Emily Oster
How a Russian slacker became an icon in China — BBC
A letter from an inmate to Derek Chauvin — News Station
“And I swear that I don't have a gun. No, I don't have a gun. No, I don't have a gun.” — Kurt Cobain, 1991
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