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In the end, after months of waffling, I violated my principles and went to the Million Mom March for gun control--make that "common-sense gun control." I've never liked maternalist politics: It r

Research assistance was provided by the Elections 2000 Fund of the Nation Institute.

If only Columbine High School had posted the Ten Commandments next to its football trophies, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold would never have killed anyone.

When guns became the issue of the day,
Republicans, as is their custom, put
Their party right behind the NRA,
And shot themselves quite badly in the foot.

Dylan Klebold "is intelligent enough to make any dream a reality," a juvenile court counselor wrote last year.

A short walk from my home in New Haven stands the farm of that prototypical Connecticut Yankee, Eli Whitney. In 1798 Whitney hit on a bold new scheme: interchangeable parts for muskets.

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When liberals experience the trauma of a mass shootings, they feel from the bottom of our hearts: we need more gun control. When conservatives do, they feel: we need less. 

September 25, 2013

When the government is worried that you might abuse that second bottle of NyQuil, it’s not unreasonable to put limits on gun purchases.

September 24, 2013

The NRA‘s biggest red herring.

September 24, 2013

It’s time to do something about our national gun crisis.

September 23, 2013

The New York Times runs a correction about Navy Yards shooter Aaron Alexis’s attempts to buy an assault rifle, but the central question remains.

September 20, 2013

What will it take for Congress to finally act? Probably not another shooting, even in its backyard. 

September 16, 2013

When one side of an election fight is led by conspiratorial maniacs with guns, it’s hard for the good guys to win.

September 13, 2013

With vetoes, New Jersey’s governor indicates that he is looking out for himself in the 2016 primaries instead of his constituents. 

August 19, 2013

National voices in the gun control debate are pressuring New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on gun control.

August 13, 2013

A series of gun bills are sitting on the desk of the New Jersey governor, who likes to project a law-and-order image, but who is ever-mindful of national Republican politics as he contemplates a 2016 presidential run.

August 7, 2013