...failed to pass modifications that would address the growing prevelance[sic] of plastic firearms
Welcome to Fantasy-Horrorland, where the imagined bogeyman is EVERYWHERE.
Turn left to head towards Tomorrowland, with a full surveillance state.
Looking at some pictures of the stock 290X heatsink, you will be well served by removing, lapping, and replacing the thermal grease with some decent stuff. Even more if you decide to spring for an aftermarket heatsink, but you may have to do a little leg work to figure out which ones will work and which ones won't.
Funny how iPhone battery falls 20-30% faster and the phone runs substantially hotter when running 'official' benchmark apps, but xcode apps by lone developers that try to hit the hardware as hard don't have anywhere near the effect. Apple betrayed by the only thing they can't control, the laws of physics.
Can you source any of that? I would like to know more.
I don't know why they can't work. We seem to be capable of registering moter vehicles and recording their sales between private parties.
And how did this stop someone who saw fit to drive into a boardwalk with the intent to kill?
The really interesting thing here in my opinion is why all of those things have been ineffectual. It seems to start when the anti-gun lobby proposes a law with the intent of doing nothing other than hassling gun owners (safety is almost always given lip service but never actually intended). Then the pro-gun lobby shows up and strips the teeth out of the law, even if by sheer random chance it happens to make sense. The end result is a mess of really stupid and confusing gun laws that don't actually accomplish anything other than confusing everyone.
It's not actually very interesting at all. Every compromise between "shall not" and "may" initiated by "shall not" is always a win for "shall not" and always a loss for "may".
It doesn't matter if it's gun rights, abortion rights, voting rights, or anything else, really.