Yeah I’ve been somewhere in the Southern US where you could legally give a gun to any family member, no paperwork or anything. It was a common thing for a kid to get a .22 rifle or a 12 gauge shotgun as a birthday present or something. I’d been offered to buy a gun illegally several times from people I met working at a couple of jobs, usually people fresh out of school who just casually buy guns literally just because “Why not?” In that location, if they banned guns, it would start a civil war, no doubt about it. I’ve spoken with so many people there who would be entirely prepared to have a shootout with the police if they tried to take their guns. Kind of a scary place. I don’t personally like guns but it’s so ingrained in that culture that it was something I had no choice but to deal with. I’m very torn on gun control, and I don’t feel as though I have an opinion of any worth about it, but I figured I’d share that experience.
So basically they found voltage-gated calcium channels in addition to the sodium channels we already knew about, but just in the cerebral cortex? I’m very confused, this type of thing is not news at all haha. I must be misunderstanding the article? Like “calcium-mediated dendritic action potentials, or dCaAPs” seems like a new term at least but not a new concept at all. I gotta be missing something. Maybe?