Here are some amusing -- and some very sad -- images we collected from the archives of American Heritage.
To know what the Framers intended, we need to understand the late-18th century historical context.
One of the best-known advocates for gun rights outlines where he thinks compromise is possible.
The Supreme Court left the door open for reasonable regulations of guns if Congress has the will to act.
Given the recent tragic shootings, historians should play a role in providing dispassionate facts about the history of gun rights and gun control.
After ten years of research into the history of gun rights, it’s clear that most Americans' understanding of the “right to bear arms” is not consistent with historical facts.
We researched all the colonial and state constitutions enacted before 1791 to find out what the Founding generation said about militias and the right to bear arms in these antecedent documents.
Here are the original opinion and dissents in the famous Supreme Court case that defined the modern version of the "right to bear arms"
The National Rifle Association and the Right to Bear Arms
It's the only industrial nation in which the possession of rifles, shotguns, and handguns is lawfully prevalent among large numbers of its population.
When American colonists sorely needed friends, a Dutch island governor risked political ruin by saluting the rebels’ flag