In Asheville, we are splitting hairs to determine exactly how much a right is not a right and under what conditions. Perhaps a lecture presenting a liberal-arts interpretation of the Second Amendment will help twist things up. Elsewhere, brainiacs are wondering if it is nobler to (1) deprive those pesky citizens of the privilege of carrying anything that could be used as a weapon in the warped imagination of those holding elective office or (2) annoy TSA agents with the tedium of managing their temporary confiscation. I was talking earlier today about the joys of being pinned by heavy machinery when the best the unarmed paeons could do was undertake a rescue effort with the likes of aluminum calipers.