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The Supreme Court upended gun laws nationwide. Mass confusion has followed.
  • Who fuckin' knows, which is the problem.

    SCOTUS reaffirmed a few years ago that limits can be put on what private citizens can own, to the disappointment of the "arms means 'arms'" crowd. But that was before this whole fun angle of "justify it historically" was added.

  • Some heros don't wear capes.
  • Residential =/= short term rental

    AirBnB and equivalents are usually a better deal for landlords. The property is vacant a majority of the time, meaning less maintenance or chance of damage. The rates are significantly higher, a booked weekend or two can exceed a month's rent. You/your management company deal with customers significantly less than renters, it's usually just collecting money and asking for a review.

    But this means there's now less housing available in the city, and not in places where it's expected to be. Which other than the very obvious "thing meant for housing is now a hotel", screws up a ton of public funding/planning because there's not people living there, it's just the occasional vacationer.

    Like anything, if there was only one or two people doing it it would just be annoying. But it's being done on an industrial scale. So cities are banning it unless the property owners get explicit permission, which they may deny.

  • Trump Fumbles Repeatedly in Terrifying Speech at Florida Rally
  • The mental fitness question isn't because of his view that we're already in a Mad Max hellscape only he can lead the true believers out of.

    The mental fitness question is because he sounds like he's having a stroke anytime he has to string together more than 2 sentences.

  • Btw, I don't use Arch
  • As someone who loves it, It's less a game and more a story generator. Until the company was hired to do the nicer graphics and interface for the Steam version it was a math PhD and his brother programming it as a work-in-progress complete fantasy world simulator. It still is but now it's prettier. It feels very comfortable to call it the most complex game on Steam. Rimworld and Minecraft among others took direct inspiration from it, he's been working on it awhile.

    Famous patch notes include fixing cats dying from alcohol poisoning because they walked through a puddle of beer before cleaning themselves, egg yolk and egg white having different fluid densities, and nerfing mer-people farming because that's just disturbing.

  • world’s first anode-free sodium solid-state battery – a breakthrough in inexpensive, clean, fast-charging batteries
  • Would be interested in seeing/reading more about it, don't have/want the subscription to read the white paper. Just seems like it could be somewhat like mirrors where it's important for the glass to be liquid at one point so there's no distortions and a strong bond but then once it's constructed it just sits there.

  • world’s first anode-free sodium solid-state battery – a breakthrough in inexpensive, clean, fast-charging batteries
  • And before that there were several decades of massive incentive to develop smaller more powerful ICE engines.

    Lithium probably has some room to grow, but it also has a lot of problems like volatility and materials sourcing. EV manufacturers have been searching for ways to make better/cheaper/denser batteries, not better/cheaper/denser lithium batteries. They've been actively searching for alternatives.

  • What did your parents refrigerate? Mine refrigerated bread.
  • Batteries it depends on the chemistry.

    NiCad/NiMH and some other older battery tech it can prolong shelflife, especially if you're in a hot/humid climate. Lithium batteries it doesn't really do anything.

  • Steam Summer Sale - Top Deals
  • Minishoot' Adventures $11.99 (20% off)

    Isometric Zelda / Metroidvania / bullet hell with a lot of accessibility features and neat art where you're a lil spaceship guy. Has a demo to see if it's your jam. Already beat it twice, would really love for them to make DLC or a sequel.

  • Not even one mainstream scientist?
  • They are a bad scientist.

    They have decided they don't like a thesis and are looking for reasoning to explain those feelings. What they are not doing is trying to understand the evidence for the thesis. They believe that science is one person saying the viewpoint they already hold is how the thesis they don't like or understand is 'disproven'.

    They are not curious for discovery, they are curious how to explain their pre-existing worldview in "science-y words" because they feel unable to reconcile their faith with reason. In another life they would have been the monk writing how the patterning on flowers is proof of Jesus' suffering.

  • The Supreme Court just proved that its gun rulings have been a disaster
  • Do you have any dissenting opinion pieces they have written?

    In the ruling? In the article? United States v. Rahimi. Court rulings aren't yea/nea votes. They are very explicitly arguing over why/how broadly they think Bruen, which Thomas wrote, should be interpreted in this case and going forward.

    Focusing on the words on the page to the exclusion of where/when/why the letters were written is taking them out of context. Just reading the text, it sure seems like Jonathan Swift is really in favor of eating babies.

  • The Supreme Court just proved that its gun rulings have been a disaster
  • SC justices don't do name calling on news shows, they file dissenting opinions. Every SC justice ruled to limit the legal hole Bruen left except for Thomas who thought the guy should be able to keep his guns.

    If you remove all context you can create a banger slogan. You're right, if you discard the sentences bracketing what you originally posted, you're left with only the piece you posted.

  • The Supreme Court just proved that its gun rulings have been a disaster
  • I mean that the conservative judges are arguing amongst themselves how far Bruen applies.

    Literally from Adams

    Resolved That it be recommended to the several Assemblies, Conventions and Committees or Councils of Safety, of the United Colonies, immediately to cause all Persons to be disarmed, within their respective Colonies, who are notoriously disaffected to the cause of America, or who have not associated, and shall refuse to associate to defend by Arms these united Colonies

    Taking up arms against the US is Treason. That's not even an amendment. Jefferson was writing to a US representative in England reassuring him that the US is strong and the rebellion was "no big deal". That section starts off:

    The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, and what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusets? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted?

    and continues

    Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusetts: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen-yard in order.

    The "few lives lost in a century or two" he's talking about are those of the people rebelling.

  • The Supreme Court just proved that its gun rulings have been a disaster
  • The justice system is not vibe based. It's ruling on whether laws were violated or if a particular case is novel in some way. Laws change as what a population wants to do changes.

    The ruling here is exactly that

    Several courts decided otherwise until SC revised Bruen with this decision, and the SC justices are still arguing with themselves because of how ambiguous Bruen is.

    mental healthcare is completely lacking in this country, background checks fail all the time, and kids find their parents firearms a lot more than they should

    Perfect should not be the enemy of good. Mental Healthcare is exponentially better now than it was 20+ years ago, Background checks succeed a lot, parents that treat firearms responsibly have more living children. Guardrails don't stop all people from falling off bridges, but they should still be there. That things fail sometimes doesn't mean they should just go away without replacing them with something better.

    The revolution was fought using mainly private arms.

    And they immediately limited that scope when the Whiskey/Shay rebellions happened and further as time when on because they explicitly wanted the laws to grow and change. The founders did not put in place the tools for their own overthrow, nor did they bring tablets down from a mountain. It's not that they didn't realize technology was going to advance, it's that you can't write laws for things or situations that don't exist. Pretending you can divine intent from what did get written, as Bruen calls for and Justice Thomas has explicitly said for years, is just saying you are the only arbiter of what is allowed in the guise of "the founders wanted it that way".

  • The Supreme Court just proved that its gun rulings have been a disaster
  • Laws are complicated because people are complicated.

    "Everyone should have the tools to defend themselves from aggressors" is a good sentiment.

    This guy having those tools means other people are more directly in danger of having to defend themselves. His personal rights don't overshadow theirs, so his rights will be restricted based on his past actions. Claiming that's impossible because 100 guys didn't think of explicitly saying that in regards to this specific issue in the first few years of constructing an experimental government from scratch is insane.

    There have been lots of gun control laws that have helped drive down crime. That's why we support mental health care, do background checks, and make people separate unsupervised children and guns. It's why "arms" doesn't include suitcase nukes and howitzers.

  • The Supreme Court just proved that its gun rulings have been a disaster
  • People don't take issue with Bruen because they want to repeal the 2nd Amendment. They take issue with Bruen because it's an insane precedent.

    Bruen argues that there hasn't been meaningful discussion or growth of laws and rights for 200 years. It's a really dumb test. The constitution and amendments are really short. Not because they were written by divine geniuses, but because it is the founding document, it was never meant to be the entire body of law. That's why it sets up 3 bodies of government to continue to govern and not just a judiciary to impose the constitution like divine mandate.