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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

Sandy Hook Parents Might Finally Break the Gun Industry's Immunity Shield Apr. 23, 2019

Daily Editorials

Toymakers whose toys injure kids can be sued. Carmakers that put dangerous cars on the highways and ... Read More

Right to Print Arms Apr. 17, 2019

John Stossel

Are you very afraid? 3D-printed guns are coming. "Virtually undetectable!" shrieked CNN. "This cha... Read More

NRA Is Right About Violence Against Women Act: The House Version of the Reauthorization Bill Includes New Gun Restrictions That Sweep Too Broadly Apr. 10, 2019

Jacob Sullum

After the National Rifle Association urged legislators to oppose the reauthorization of the Violence... Read More

Gravity Knives, Bump Stocks and Lawless Law Enforcement: New York Cops and the President Arbitrarily Turn Legal Products Into Contraband Apr. 03, 2019

Jacob Sullum

When Joseph Cracco bought his folding knife about a decade ago, he had no reason to think he was bre... Read More

Bang Bang Shrimp Mar. 30, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

We were on our second helpings at the Chinese buffet (my dad was technically on his second helping b... Read More

New Zealand's New Gun Law Is a Non-solution Mar. 24, 2019

Steve Chapman

American supporters of gun control are aflame with admiration for New Zealand, whose government need... 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

Aide Demonstrates Why Lawmakers Shouldn't Expand Conceal-Carry Venues Mar. 15, 2019

Daily Editorials

The arrest of a Missouri Senate aide who dropped his loaded gun during a Jefferson City bar fight di... Read More

Transparency Bill Helps Public and the Cops Mar. 11, 2019

Daily Editorials

Transparency in government provides a major distinction between a free society and one in which auth... 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

Short Takes on Judges Who Talk First, Think Later Feb. 11, 2019

Daily Editorials

Red-Faced Blackface Gucci has pulled from shelves its "blackface sweater," which was pretty much exa... 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