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Second Amendment news and analysis from The Nation
March 30, 2021
The Right To Bear Laser-Blasting Arms
Don’t tread on me, unless you’re in a mecha suit.
March 25, 2021
The Supreme Court May Be About to Blast Another Hole in Gun Control
As the country reels from two mass shootings in a single week, the Supreme Court is considering taking on a case that could vastly expand gun “rights.”
August 9, 2019
We’re Raising a Generation That Views Mass Murder as Normal
There was no mass shooting in Times Square on Tuesday evening, but thousands of people feared for their lives.
August 7, 2019
It’s Time to Repeal—and Replace—the Second Amendment
The meaning of the amendment has been so badly mangled that our only choice is to start over with something that allows for real gun control.
July 23, 2019
How John Paul Stevens Surprised Us
Stevens was precisely the kind of justice that neither side wants appointed: a pragmatist, skeptical of rigid doctrinal tests.
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November 2, 2018
Voters in Washington State Are Poised to Pass Some of the Country’s Toughest Gun-Safety Laws
Organizers hope that Initiative 1639 will juice turnout in the midterms and show that gun-violence prevention is a winner at the ballot box.
April 2, 2018
We Are All Implicated in the Gun Industry
Since the industrial revolution, arms manufacturing has been central to our economy—changing that won’t be easy.
March 16, 2018
Why Are Schools Still Accepting NRA Money?
NRA Foundation grants to youth programs like Eddie Eagle help explain why guns are so popular in the US.
February 26, 2018
After Parkland, Students Across the Country Are Walking Out in Solidarity
Pittsburgh high-school students left school without permission and were punished for doing so. They say it was worth it.
February 23, 2018
When Your Home Gets Hit: In Response to the Parkland Shootings
I not only have a heavy heart, but I have an infuriated soul. I am mad. Parkland has gotten mad. Florida has gotten mad. America needs to get mad.