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Guns and Gun Control

Guns and Gun Control news and analysis from The Nation



  • May 25, 2000

    Moms to NRA: Grow Up!

    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

    Katha Pollitt

  • May 11, 2000

    The NRA Wants You

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

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • June 24, 1999

    Capitol Crimes

    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.

    the Editors

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  • May 27, 1999

    Post-Littleton Gun Vote in the Senate

    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.

    Calvin Trillin

  • April 29, 1999

    The Guns of Littleton

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

    Bruce Shapiro

  • February 4, 1999

    Going for the Gunmakers

    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.

    Bruce Shapiro