Uncomfortable Timing for a Supreme Court Gun Fight

The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.

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18 Dead. Is This What Getting Back to ‘Normal’ Looks Like?

Our gun-loving culture is killing us.

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Justice Barrett’s Vote Could Tilt the Supreme Court on Gun Rights

For years, conservative justices have said the court disfavors the Second Amendment. Justice Amy Coney Barrett is likely to shift the balance, and a case to help her do so may be knocking.

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‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic

The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.

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Freedom as the Muzzle of a Glock

In western Colorado, the election is about “not having the government think for us, the right to protect ourselves.”

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In Rural Virginia, a Militia Tries to Recruit a New Ally: The County Government

After Virginia passed gun laws, conservatives began invoking the state’s colonial-era constitution, which calls for a “well-regulated militia.”

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What is a Militia? And Why Is the Word So Controversial These Days?

Federal authorities and academics have long described private paramilitary organizations as “militias.” Some critics say the term gives the groups more legitimacy than they deserve.

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The Plot Against Gretchen Whitmer Shows the Danger of Private Militias

These groups have no constitutional right to exist.

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Why Some Black Americans Are Arming Themselves

Some Black Americans never considered buying a gun. Until now.

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Trump’s Magic Word

What we have here is a failure to dominate.

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Coronavirus Lockdowns: Businesses Turn to Armed Defiance

Armed militia-style protesters have helped businesses across Texas defy coronavirus lockdowns and reopen. Protesters say they are enforcing the Constitution.

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Businesses Chafing Under Covid-19 Lockdowns Turn to Armed Defiance

Armed militia-style protesters have helped businesses across Texas defy coronavirus lockdowns and reopen. Protesters say they are enforcing the Constitution.

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Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to New York City Gun Ordinance

Instead of ruling in its first Second Amendment case in a decade, the court found it moot after the city repealed the challenged regulation.

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A Conservative Agenda Unleashed on the Federal Courts

President Trump’s imprint on the nation’s appeals courts has been swift and historic. He has named judges with records on a range of issues important to Republicans — and to his re-election.

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