The Best Reporting on Guns in America

In the wake of last week’s shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, we’re republishing this list of the best pieces we could find about guns. They’re roughly organized by articles on rights, trafficking, and regulation. We originally published this list July 24, 2012 after the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, and unfortunately it is relevant again.

Gun Rights

Battleground America, New Yorker, April 2012
Jill Lepore’s thorough look at the evolution of US gun laws — from the Second Amendment, to the 1968 Gun Control Act, to the NRA’s rise to political prominence — is an excellent primer for the modern day gun debate. And provides great context for the articles below.
Contributed by @Corinneavital

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