Philando Castile’s shooter has been acquitted on all counts — not a surprise, and also not a legal verdict I’m interested in weighing in on one way or the other. The debate over police accountability and justice system reform will have to wait for another day. What I want to talk about is the NRA’s increasingly-awkward silence on this case. When it happened, they refused to comment because there was a trial in progress — and now that the trial is over, crickets.
So you have a day job, and it isn’t writing. Maybe you’re a coder, a marketer, or salesperson, and you were hired to do just do the basic functions of the job. But at some point, someone expects you to write something for public consumption, probably as part of a content marketing effort. This is hard. You don’t want to write something; you want to have written something, but you don’t want to actually face that blank page. You also don’t want to face the feedback, because what if it’s not good?
Almost 20 years later, the Smith & Wesson sellout to the Clinton administration is the gift that keeps on giving. New York Dems have decided that no handgun should be operable by a child under 6, so they’ve whipped up a very poorly thought-out bill to require “child-proofing” on all pistols sold in the state. The proposed text is short, and does a few things that are worth mentioning.
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Selecting a term
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