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  • Forget Gun Control, Let’s Ban the Senate

    The failure of the gun control bill isn’t an example of cowardice on the part of senators who didn’t vote for it, or some fatal flaw on behalf of its sponsors. It’s just another case of the Senate being cripplingly, pathetically gridlocked and unable...

  • The Former Civil Rights Activist Who Created the Right to Bear Arms

    Don Kates is a Yale-educated lawyer who started his legal career fighting for civil rights in the South during the 1960s. A few years later, however, he ended up at the NRA, defending the Second Amendment and inspiring many of the gun rights mantras...

  • Guns in the Sun

    There are 270 million legal guns in the US. Regardless of where you stand on the issue of firearms laws, you might say that the situation presents a wicked problem—something that can’t be objectively solved or even described.