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What's Wrong With Licensing Gun Owners? Cory Booker's Plan Would Unjustly Deprive Peaceful Americans of the Fundamental Right to Armed Self-Defense May. 08, 2019

Jacob Sullum

Cory Booker says the gun control ideas he unveiled on Monday are necessary "to make justice a realit... Read More

The NRA Is Struggling with Legal and Fiscal Problems and Internal Turmoil. Good. May. 01, 2019

Daily Editorials

While the nation's preeminent gun-rights organization met last week amid internal turmoil, another m... Read More

Arming Teachers Remains a Terrible Idea Mar. 19, 2019

Daily Editorials

The notion of arming public school teachers has come around again, from some of the usual suspects i... Read More

Gun Sale Laws Need Consistency Mar. 07, 2019

Daily Editorials

The phrase "if the law supposes that, the law is an ass," has been misstated and misused over the ye... Read More

Short Takes on Confusion, Clarity and Everything in Between Mar. 04, 2019

Daily Editorials

Punting the Issue Imagine our surprise when local St. Louis attorneys accused the National Football ... Read More

One Deadly Drug Raid, Two Red Herrings: Neither Gun Control nor Uncritical Support of the Police Can Stop Violence Required by War on Drugs Feb. 06, 2019

Jacob Sullum

After a drug raid killed a middle-aged couple and injured five narcotics officers in Houston last we... Read More

In the Annals of Tone-Deafness, These MLK Observances Deserve Special Note Jan. 23, 2019

Daily Editorials

Monday's federal holiday should have been about honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Ki... Read More

Short Takes on Blindfold Challenges and Blinder Bigotry Jan. 21, 2019

Daily Editorials

The Darwin Challenge In the Netflix film "Bird Box," a mysterious force overtakes Earth, causing mas... Read More

You're Nobody Until Somebody (White) Kills You Jan. 17, 2019

Armstrong Williams

Social media rang with righteous indignation over the senseless killing of Jazmine Barns, who was sh... Read More

The Whimsical Illogic of 'Assault Weapon' Bans: The Category Is Defined by Politicians, Who Focus on Looks Rather Than Function Jan. 16, 2019

Jacob Sullum

Since 1996, Gallup has been asking Americans whether they support a ban on "assault weapons." Gallup... Read More

'This Is Our lane.' Doctors School the NRA on America's Gun-Violence Epidemic. Nov. 19, 2018

Daily Editorials

More than 30,000 Americans are killed by firearms annually, far more than in any other industrialize... Read More

Demand Action to Stop Deadly Shootings Nov. 13, 2018

Daily Editorials

Our country can't continue like this. The past few weeks feel like the United States has hit a new l... Read More

Why Are the Police Caught Flat-Footed by Right-Wing Extremism? Because They Are Right-Wing Extremists. Nov. 09, 2018

Ted Rall

Not for the first time, nor the last, the U.S. has recently been hit by a wave of political violence... Read More

Why I Was Heartbroken Nov. 08, 2018

Armstrong Williams

The October 27th Shabbat massacre of Jews at Tree of Life, a Pittsburgh suburban synagogue, cannot b... Read More

Hatred Has No Place in House of Worship Nov. 05, 2018

Daily Editorials

Houses of worship are, at their best, places of peace and tranquility, spiritual oases where pain an... Read More

Death at the Tree of Life Nov. 02, 2018

Daily Editorials

The rampage in a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead has become so enmeshed in election-eve debat... Read More

The DOJ Should Not Prosecute Robert Bowers: The Federal Case Against the Pittsburgh Shooter Is Redundant and Constitutionally Questionable Oct. 31, 2018

Jacob Sullum

If anyone deserves execution, the man who murdered 11 mostly elderly people at a Pittsburgh synagogu... Read More

Don't Touch the Second Amendment Sep. 26, 2018

Daily Editorials

The ongoing debate over guns in America has led some to vociferously call for abolishing the Second ... Read More