A History of Guns and Politics in the United States from the 18th to 20th Centuries

Gun legislation and debates about the second amendment are nothing new. Introduction Gun politics is an area of American politics defined by two primary opposing ideologies about civilian gun ownership. People who advocate for gun control support increasing regulations related to gun ownership; people who advocate for gun rights support decreasing regulations related to gun[…]

Gun Control at the Beginning of the American Republic

The contemporary Second Amendment debate is founded on serious misunderstandings. Introduction The Second Amendment is one of the most frequently cited provisions in the American Constitution, but also one of the most poorly understood. The 27 words that constitute the Second Amendment seem to baffle modern Americans on both the left and right. Ironically, those[…]