"The militia of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall consist of all able-bodied residents of the Commonwealth who are citizens of the United States and all other able-bodied persons resident in the Commonwealth who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States"
> figure out who registered the gun it was fired from
There's your first problem. There isn't a registry of guns. Some states have them. Others don't.
For example, Virginia doesn't have a registry of guns. When the police find a gun they reference it to the manufacturer and that traces back to the FFL dealer that sold the gun. The dealer then provides law enforcement with the identity of the person who purchased it. Now, after that it gets all fuzzy. In Virginia's case, private sales do not have any paper work. I could say "Yeah I sold that gun. Don't remember who I sold it to. Sorry." That'd be the end of that.
Getting states to approve a registry of guns is a bit of a challenge. Best of luck getting that done in the majority of states.
I'm a gun dealer.
> I just pick up brass at the police range and reload it when I murder people.
The stamping is going to be on the primer. If you're reloading, you'll end up popping the old primer out anyway.
> It's an aid to crime solving, in the same way serial numbers on the gun itself are an aid.
The serial numbers on a gun doesn't aid in solving a crime at all. It's there mostly as an identification and tracking system. There aren't any effective matching systems between shell casing/bullet "fingerprint" and serial numbers. Maryland tried it. It failed.
No. It expects people to be able to act rationally and in their long-term best interest. That's still not how people work.
You presume to know what their long-term best interest is. A bit of fatal conceit?
The lesson you probably learned is that buttkissing gets you further in today's society than delivering good work.
At the same time, if a customer tells you what features he wants and you keep not building it, are you surprised when he's unhappy with what you delivered?
Feedback is a valuable tool. What you do with said feedback is up to you.
Sometimes you think you know the law. And then you find out, you didn't really know that much about the law. That's why lawyers exist.
It seems that Apple is optimizing the GUI for small form-factor devices at the expense of full-size computers.
Yes. Apple is making a killing selling laptops, iPads, and iPhones. The writing is on the wall. Full-sized computers are soooooo 20th century.
I worry that this is part of a larger trend to over-simplify desktop computing, making it less open, flexible and powerful.
Desktop computing is dead.
Would Jeffrey Toobin consider McDonald vs. City of Chicago to be a major case? How about Washington DC vs. Heller? Prosecution over defendant in every major case? Jeffrey Toobin isn't paying attention or he's very selective about what's "major".
It's not possible to keep people from dying. You can delay it, but you can't stop people from dying.
What was the point of AT&T paying the US government licensing fees for those public airways again?
This isn't true. I do not have registration in the $99 iOS or Mac developer program subscription and was able to download Xcode 4 for free today at 5pm EST.
Pretty much sums up why I don't ever RTFA.
The requirement is that the book has to be available as an in-app purchase. There's no requirement I've read that the price has to be the same. If someone wants to pay 30% more for the book off of an in-app purchase, that's their business.
The original subpoena was to be kept secret to everyone.