Contrary to the imagery of the Wild West, Pierre M. Atlas says many towns in the real Old West had tougher restrictions on the carrying of guns than the one just invalidated by the Supreme Court.
Tag: Gun Control
‘Hardening’ US Schools
William Astore says the idea of putting students and teachers inside pseudo military bunkers represents a surrender to the notion of schools as potential sites of gun combat and mass death.
Chris Hedges: America’s Gun Fetish
There will be no gun control, not only because of the gun lobby and a corrupt political class, but because for many white Americans the idea of the gun is the only power they have left.
Armed & Ignorant in the Land of the Free
Lawrence Davidson analyzes why the NRA keeps dominating U.S. gun policy.
ROBERT PARRY: More Second Amendment Madness
Robert Parry, founder of this site, exposed in this Jan. 2013 article the dangerous & false idea that the Constitution Framers wrote the 2nd Amendment so an armed population could fight the government the Framers had just created.
The Role of Youth in a Hoped-for Transformation
The massive turnout for the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington on March 24 has given rise to hope that a new youth movement can spur a social transformation in the United States, write Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers.
Gun Rights and ‘Freedom’s’ Perversities
The concept of personal freedoms is relatively new to human history but has often, ironically, been exploited by people in power to achieve or maintain a sociopolitical goal, posits Lawrence Davidson in this analysis.
The Right’s Second Amendment Lies
From the Archive: In the wake of the latest gun massacre in the United States, we republish an article by Robert Parry debunking some of the right-wing myths about the Second Amendment that have prevented common sense gun laws.
Vietnam’s Lessons and the U.S. Culture of Violence
In the wake of another deadly school shooting in Florida, the lessons of past massacres in Vietnam can teach us about U.S. violence and the need to reform unchecked gun culture, discusses Lawrence Davidson.
Uncle Sam: The Ultimate Gun Nut
The murky motive behind the Las Vegas massacre – carried out by a heavily armed “gun nut” – parallels the incomprehensible rationales for the global wars waged by the ultimate “gun nut,” Uncle Sam, writes JP Sottile.