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Late actor and former National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston held a rifle aloft at a 2002 get-out-the-vote rally. AP Photo/Jim Cole

The NRA’s journey from marksmanship to political brinkmanship

The group, founded in 1871, didn’t try to smother virtually all gun control efforts until the mid-1970s.
Protesters at the Supreme Court rally to stop Texas abortion regulations. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Is the Constitution at stake in this year’s election?

A 20-year conservative trend in the Supreme Court is on the line. A constitutional scholar examines why this issue alone will drive herds of voters to the polls in November.
Members of various militia groups met in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. One dressed as a Continental army officer. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Bundys think they are preserving democracy by occupying Oregon’s Malheur refuge, but they are undermining it

The notion of civil rebellion – like the one at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge – is at the heart of the Second Amendment. But so is the idea that such rebellions should not be undertaken lightly.
Hold it right there. Michael Dalder/Reuters

What makes a ‘smart gun’ smart?

President Obama's call for better electronic gun-safety systems put a spotlight on the technologies currently in the R&D pipeline that aim to make sure only authorized users can fire a gun.

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