Design vs. Use

Photo of my grandfather’s shotgun.

Throughout America, many states disagree about what constitutes a “deadly weapon.” In some states, a deadly weapon is an instrument that is specifically designed for the purpose of causing death or serious bodily injury. Other jurisdictions simply define “deadly weapon” as any substance or tool that is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury. (Via Criminal Law: Cases and Materials.)

If you’d like to continue reading about weapons, I highly recommend The Gun by C.J. Chivers, an eye-opening cultural and political history of the AK-47.

Stars of the Lid – That Finger On Your Temple Is The Barrel Of My Raygun
from And Their Refinement Of The Decline. Kranky, 2007 | buy mp3s
One of my favorite albums of all-time. I play Stars of the Lid non-stop at the library and I play them again at three in the morning. I am a very calm man. If you have suggestions for other artists in a similar vein, please send them my way.

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