2020 will be remembered for many things: a global pandemic, a shutdown of the economy, racial justice protests and the presidential election.

2020 should also be remembered as the worst year in history for US gun violence. America set new records for gun violence in 2020 by virtually every measure…


In Part 1 of A Brief History of the Second Amendment, we reviewed the factors that led to the origination of the Second Amendment as part of the Bill of Rights, and some of the early legal interpretations of it through 1939. …


The Second Amendment was written in 1790 and ratified a year later. It reads just 27 words:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Today, the meaning of these 27…


Photo: New York Times

It is rare when tens of thousands of people die every year in the US from the same cause, and no one seems to takes notice. But that is exactly the situation with gun violence in America. Tens of thousands of Americans die from gun violence every year, and tens…

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