AlJazeera: Paul Rosenberg: Gun lobby’s bad aim shoots down myth of ‘constitutional conservatism’

As President Obama stakes out a gun safety position previously held by Ronald Reagan, and endorsed as constitutional by Antonin Scalia, today’s loudest conservative voices…

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Univ. of California Davis Law Review: Dr. Carl T. Bogus: The Hidden History of the Second Amendment

This thesis, written in 1998, by Dr. Carl T. Bogus of Roger Williams University School of Law (Bristol, RI), may be of even greater interest today, in light of the current gun safety and control debate.  This historical perspective of the second amendment, while totally logical in the context of American history, is rarely, if ever mentioned in contemporary discussions of the amendment.  Of particular note are the concepts of a ‘well regulated militia’, and ‘collective’ vs. ‘individual‘ rights to keep and bear arms.  It is a riveting, though lengthy read, so you’ll need some extra time to digest this one.

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Washington Post: White House weighs broad gun-control agenda in wake of Newtown shootings

The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired…

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NY Times: In Gun Ownership Statistics, Partisan Divide Is Sharp

An American child grows up in a married household in the suburbs. What are the chances that his family keeps…

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