Alex Yablon

extremism

How to Keep Armed Militias Out of Your City

“The 'violent left' has never been anywhere near as well armed or trained as the 'violent right.'"
Alex Yablon
9.5.18
extremism

Court Documents Show the NRA's Unhinged Rhetoric Being Used Against It

The gun-rights giant says it's bleeding money, and a legal battle with its old insurance broker suggests politics are a big part of the problem.
Alex Yablon
Mike Spies
8.8.18
guns

Just How Many Guns Do Americans Actually Own?

Some fans say the number is as high as 600 million. Here's what the data really shows.
Alex Yablon
6.25.18
Las Vegas Shooting

People Are Bidding Insane Amounts for 'Bump Stocks' After Vegas

The devices that speed up semi-automatic guns were all over Stephen Paddock's hotel room. With Congress considering a ban, they're a suddenly hot commodity.
Alex Yablon
10.9.17
alt left

The NRA's Plan to Make People Fear the 'Violent Left' May Backfire

A leading researcher says she has never seen evidence of stories about violent protests increasing support for gun rights.
Alex Yablon
8.21.17
politics

Gun-Toting Militias Are Now Part of Local Politics Thanks to Trump

When self-designated patriot groups first emerged during the early 90s, they identified as enemies of the "New World Order." Now they're playing the game.
Alex Yablon
8.7.17
gun control

The Good Guy with a Gun Theory, Debunked

Analyzing 37 years of data, a Stanford team finds no basis for a theory at the heart of the modern gun-rights movement.
Alex Yablon
7.3.17
guns

Is the AR-15 a 'Weapon of War'?

A key court ruling this week may encourage more states to ban assault weapons.
Alex Yablon
2.24.17
guns

How California Gun Owners Are Getting Around a New Assault Weapons Ban

New products could make tighter restrictions on one of America's premier gun markets largely moot.
Alex Yablon
1.24.17
News

How Did the 'Pizzagate' Shooter Get Guns with a Criminal Record?

He doesn't appear to be what the feds consider a "prohibited purchaser"—a.k.a. a person flagged in the federal background check system—despite a history of drug crimes and drunk driving
Alex Yablon
12.7.16
News

How Trump Could Make It Way Easier to Carry a Gun Across America

States that impose tough rules for concealed carry could be undermined by the loose standards in places like Utah under President Trump.
Alex Yablon
11.21.16
News

How the NRA Fed the Rage That Gave America Trump

The Manhattan businessman perfected the Anti-Establishment message the gun group had been honing for years.
Alex Yablon
11.15.16
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