At issue is the right to carry handguns in public, not just keep them at home.
The big case is about abortion, but there are other very important issues before the Supreme Court – including gun rights and government funding for religious schools.
A recent federal court ruling appeared to expand Second Amendment rights to private citizen militias, which a historian of early America explains is not what the founders intended.
A scholar of untraceable firearms explains what they are and why President Joe Biden’s administration is seeking to restrict their manufacture and use.
Stricter gun control laws may make mass shootings slightly less common, but other policies may work better to prevent mass shooting deaths.
When many people believe the government is trying to take away their guns, events that make guns look bad can be misinterpreted as part of that nonexistent plan.
A scholar of militia movements describes the ‘peculiar’ – and erroneous – principles that right-wing militias subscribe to, including believing themselves to be defenders of the Bill of Rights.
A 6-3 conservative court will hear a broader range of controversial cases, shift interpretations of individual rights and put more pressure on local democracy to make policy decisions.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networks say they are targeting hate, but they’re overlooking a major source of hateful content: gun talk.
Sanctuaries that protect everything from gun rights to the unborn are popping up across the country. They challenge federal law and the shared understanding of its power and role in the US.
The upcoming Supreme Court session will address notable cases about the rights of different groups. The cases go to the heart of how U.S. laws protect both individual and group rights.
Was a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the Supreme Court by five Democratic senators a legal argument – or a political threat?
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
The archetype can be traced back to 1920s detective fiction, when gruff, gun-toting, cigarette-smoking mavericks became heroic figures.
The growing number of self-taught, right-wing experts on the Constitution believe not only in the rights of white people, but have a comprehensive – if not comprehensible – view of the Constitution.
Gun control bills passed recently by the House of Representatives may never become law, but they are still a sign of important change.
Scholars helped put a persistent problem into a larger context with their research.
A battle over the Second Amendment is exactly the wrong way to think about the government’s role in the firearms industry.
A US gun rights advocate has won the right to publish instructions on the web for 3D printing firearms. In an era where anyone can access a 3D printer, is this the end of gun control?
The group, founded in 1871, didn’t try to smother virtually all gun control efforts until the mid-1970s.