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The US Needs a Better Gun Policy. Democrats Can Make It Happen.
The gun control movement faces many challenges, but advocates’ passion is rising.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
December 14, 2021
Gavin Newsom’s Gun Stunt Is Inspired—and Doomed to Fail
There is little chance the conservatives on the Supreme Court will let California treat gun manufacturers the way it’s letting Texas treat pregnant people.
November 5, 2021
The Supreme Court Is Hearing Directly From Victims of Gun Violence. Will It Listen?
An unconventional amicus brief filed by the March For Our Lives Action Fund aims to show “the true, real human toll” of gun violence.
November 4, 2021
The Supreme Court Is Poised to Give a Giant Gift to Gun Nuts
Yesterday, the nation’s highest court heard the most significant Second Amendment case in a decade, and it did not bode well for gun control.
September 30, 2021
This Supreme Court Term, Conservatives Have One Aim: Stop Progress
During the next nine months, conservatives justices will use their power to attack abortion rights, weaken gun regulations, and rewind the clock to a darker age.
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July 26, 2021
Why Are Public Defenders Backing a Major Assault on Gun Control?
In the name of Black gun owners, a coalition of progressive attorneys has thrown its weight behind an explosive attempt to eviscerate gun regulations.
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.