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GTA: Vice City Remastered
  • The cost of a Spas 12 is astronomical compared to other new production tactical semi automatic shotguns. You can get a Mossberg 940 tac for around a grand. A Spas 12 will probably set you back more like four grand.

    It's definitely a cool gun, but not something I'd recommend someone go to for practical purposes. Others just do the same, or more, for less.

  • GTA: Vice City Remastered
  • The Spas 12 isn't exactly a practical choice in 2024 compared to other shotguns on the market. Still definitely a cool one though for anyone who likes any of the number of games and movies that featured it heavily like Jurassic Park or Half Life.

  • Supreme Court Upholds Law That Bans Domestic Abusers From Owning Guns
  • It was a federal public defender. He saw a route to zealously advocate for his client and he took it. It was a bit of a moonshot, but I'm glad that we have a country where public representation is willing to go as far as he did for his client. Regardless of the circumstances.

  • Supreme Court upholds law barring domestic abusers from owning guns in major Second Amendment ruling | CNN Politics
  • Not having legal precedence is hardly a reason to dissent...

    Under the Bruen test it is. Even the majority would agree with that. Thomas differed from them by stating that the laws proposed in the main opinion were not relevantly similar enough to the one before the correct.

    The test wouldn't apply to the 13th amendment because that's a constitutional amendment, and not a law allegedly impacting a right.

  • Supreme Court Upholds Law That Bans Domestic Abusers From Owning Guns
  • I've found they do tend to be more blunt and straightforward. I think to understand them you have to start from the lens of his that stare decisis is a poor doctrine. Many of his dissents have such strong departures from the main opinion because of this. If you don't presuppose things like the Wickard V Filburn case's impact on the commerce clause dissents like Gonzalez v Raich, seem much more plausible.

  • "Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It," by James Wallace Black, captured on October 13, 1860 from a balloon: the first aerial photograph taken in America.
  • That looks like Old North Church on the left for anyone who wants to google maps it to compare to modern day.

  • Supreme Court Allows Suit Over Arrest Said to Be Politically Motivated
  • There's a number of opinions and dissents he's written that I feel like people here would be surprised to agree with him on. Like in Gonzalez v Raich which he was in favor of legalization of weed.

    1/3 of the time the cases are 9-0 anyways.

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    www.nytimes.com Supreme Court Allows Suit Over Arrest Said to Be Politically Motivated

    Sylvia Gonzalez, a Texas city councilwoman, said officials violated the First Amendment by arresting her after she criticized the city manager.

    Supreme Court Allows Suit Over Arrest Said to Be Politically Motivated

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16749379

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    www.nytimes.com Supreme Court Allows Suit Over Arrest Said to Be Politically Motivated

    Sylvia Gonzalez, a Texas city councilwoman, said officials violated the First Amendment by arresting her after she criticized the city manager.

    Supreme Court Allows Suit Over Arrest Said to Be Politically Motivated
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    Boston 1775 vs Today
  • That was a very important fact during the siege of Boston. It allowed Continentals to block resources from entering the city. And the lack of bridges made the marches on Lexington and Concord long giving time for militias to prepare.

  • Prosecutors say Alec Baldwin was ‘engaged in horseplay’ with gun before fatal shooting
  • Safety is the duty of every employee (and employer) on any job site. Film set, factory floor, or office. You have a duty to not unduly endangered your coworkers. If you see something dangerous at your work place speak up. Make your complaint known and make sure there's a paper trail.

    The four rules of firearm safety only fail if you break every one at once. And much like punches Hollywood is great at getting camera angles where you really can't tell the difference with gunshots.

  • Prosecutors say Alec Baldwin was ‘engaged in horseplay’ with gun before fatal shooting
  • HGR definitely didn't do right here but a lot more went wrong. This was a perfect storm of negligence. Multiple people could have taken minor stands to have prevented this tragic tale. So many people spoke out and zero action was taken to address their concerns.

    A layered safety approach is a great idea. But it only works when at least one person in a position to do so does what's right.

  • Prosecutors say Alec Baldwin was ‘engaged in horseplay’ with gun before fatal shooting
  • Pretty solid summarization of the situation. I definitely think that Baldwin's on site safety problems and the seemingly rushed nature of production are going to bite him.

  • 'It's inhumane.' Despite how hot it is, Tennessee renters don't have a right to air conditioning
  • I feel like the habitability requirement might be governing on issues of extreme heat.

  • "Valve is being sued in the UK for $843 million for 'overcharging 14 million PC gamers and abusing its dominant position' with Steam"
  • I'd argue Steam is probably the among the most competitive digital marketplaces. No games are sold above their MSRP, there are frequent deals that drastically cut the prices, and the UI is clear & comprehensive.

  • Michigan Republicans' bill: Make AR-15 state's official rifle
  • By men you mean males

    Yes. When I said men I was referring to males. Gentlemen if that clarifies it further. Though there are a few accounts of women (females/ladies) who were camp followers contributing in extenuating circumstances in combat roles.

    and what was the color of their skin?

    Depended on the person. It was majority Caucasian men, who also made up the majority of the free male population. But as alluded to in the previous comment of mine, Freemen like Mr. Salem joined the fray. Native Americans also fought in some cases on the side of the Patriots, though they mostly sided with the British due to their strong ties to the Iroquois Confederacy.

  • Juneteenth Flag

    I didn't realize there was one for this. Aside from the text I think it's really nice. Unique but simplistic.

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    Todd Howard says Bethesda won't be remaking the first Fallouts because 'some of the charm of games from that era is a little bit of that age'
  • The subtext is Todd is too afraid to remake that porn studio in Fallout 2, that was there for some reason.

  • Michigan Republicans' bill: Make AR-15 state's official rifle
    1. Justice Story had a better take with consideration of the historical roots of the recognition of the right:

    The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.

    1. There's other types of emergencies that were very pressing at the time. Namely attacks from the Iroquois Confederacy and the Crown of England (once the War of 1812 broke), just to limit it to the early republic period.

    This 1619 type revisionism not only portrays the period in an inaccurate shade but diminishes the accomplishments of men, like Peter Salem, and ignores facts agreed upon universally by academia like that at the time of founding miltias were composed of ordinary men.

  • Dardick Didn't Invent Triangular Ammo (6:32)

    Video from High Caliber History. He talks about a 1872 patent that also utilized triangular cartridges in pursuit of more efficacious form of ammunition. Long before the Dardick Tround.

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    www.scotusblog.com Supreme Court preserves access to abortion pill - SCOTUSblog

    The Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit seeking to roll back access to mifepristone, one of the two drugs used in medication abortions. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that the doctors and medical groups challenging the expansion of access to the drug by the Food and Drug Administ

    Supreme Court preserves access to abortion pill - SCOTUSblog
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    www.scotusblog.com Supreme Court rules U.S. must pay more for Native American tribes’ health care - SCOTUSblog

    The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the federal government must provide additional funding to cover some administrative costs incurred by Native American tribes that operate their own health-care programs. By a vote of 5-4, with Justice Neil Gorsuch – perhaps the strongest ally of Native Americ

    Supreme Court rules U.S. must pay more for Native American tribes’ health care - SCOTUSblog
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    New LiS Game: LiS: Double Exposure

    store.steampowered.com Pre-purchase Life is Strange: Double Exposure on Steam

    When Max Caulfield finds her friend Safi dead in the snow, she tears open the way to a parallel timeline. Here, Safi is still alive - and still in danger! With her new power to Shift between two timelines – can Max solve and prevent the same murder?

    Pre-purchase Life is Strange: Double Exposure on Steam

    It seems like Max will be making a return as the protagonist.

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    Shotgun Spread w/ Different Chokes Tubes

    For the metrically inclined:

    40 inches = 1.016 meters

    25 yards = 22.85 meters

    40 yards = 36.576 meters

    1 inches = 0.0254 meters or 2.54 centimeters

    1 yard = 0.9144 meters

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    Title

    Saw this and thought someone here might find it interesting

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    A cased pair of Cantarini pneumatic pistols

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    >In the Cantarini pistols, each magazine holds 10 balls, and the pistol probably had enough air for one magazine.

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    >These pistols are .40 caliber and rifled with a polygroove pattern. Each barrel is 7″ long, and the overall length is 13″. They’re numbered to match their removable butts (for filling with air) because this was before the time of interchangeable parts (ca. 1815).

    https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2007/08/cantarini-air-pistols/

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    Water Resistance Tester

    Stolen from a recent MKBHD video.

    https://youtu.be/8reaJG7z-is

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    TIL: About Foxfire a Bioluminescent Fungus

    I first heard about it as being used to mark gauges on a 1770s submersible so the operator could read them in the dark.

    Unfortunately the wiki isn't built out much.

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    Off to Commit the First Act of Submersible Warfare on the Brits (1775)

    >Turtle (also called American Turtle) was the world's first submersible vessel with a documented record of use in combat. It was built in 1775 by American David Bushnell as a means of attaching explosive charges to ships in a harbor, for use against the Royal Navy during the American Revolutionary War.

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    Law @lemmy.world FireTower @lemmy.world
    www.scotusblog.com Supreme Court rules for NRA in First Amendment dispute - SCOTUSblog

    The Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a lawsuit by the National Rifle Association, alleging that a New York official violated the group’s First Amendment rights when she urged banks and insurance companies not to do business with it in the wake of the 2018 shooting at a Florida high school. In a

    Supreme Court rules for NRA in First Amendment dispute - SCOTUSblog

    >The Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a lawsuit by the National Rifle Association, alleging that a New York official violated the group’s First Amendment rights when she urged banks and insurance companies not to do business with it in the wake of the 2018 shooting at a Florida high school. In a unanimous decision by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the justices agreed that the NRA had made out a case that Maria Vullo, then the head of New York’s Department of Financial Services, had gone too far in her efforts to get companies and banks to cut ties with the NRA, crossing over the line from efforts to persuade the companies and banks – which would be permitted – to attempts to coerce them, which are not.

    https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/23pdf/22-842_6kg7.pdf

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    New DeLisle Carbines Coming From US Armament Manufacturing

    www.thefirearmblog.com New DeLisle Carbines Coming From US Armament Manufacturing -

    US Armament Manufacturing has new production DeLisle Carbines on the way, and while they are not cheap, they are very unique.

    New DeLisle Carbines Coming From US Armament Manufacturing -

    >The DeLisle Commando Carbine was developed in WW2 by the British. In WW2 the British commando used the rifle in covert military operation against axis powers. The DeLisle Commando Carbine is a bolt action integral suppressed 45 ACP rifle.

    Ian's video: [13:32] https://youtu.be/YtzaVil5joc

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    Sawn Off M79

    >The M79 grenade launcher is a single-shot, shoulder-fired, break open grenade launcher which fires a 40 x 46 mm grenade and first appeared during the Vietnam War. Because of its distinctive firing sound, it earned the nicknames of “Thumper”, “Thump-Gun” or “Blooper” among American soldiers; Australian units referred to it as the “Wombat Gun”. The M79 can fire a wide variety of 40 mm rounds, including explosive, anti-personnel, smoke, buckshot, flechette, and illumination. While largely replaced by the M203, the M79 has remained in service in many units worldwide in niche roles.

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