Given the recent tragic shootings, historians should play a role in providing dispassionate facts about the history of gun rights and gun control.
To know what the Framers intended, we need to understand the late-18th century historical context.
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.
The Supreme Court left the door open for reasonable regulations of guns if Congress has the will to act.
To find out what the Founding generation said about "well regulated militias" and the right to bear arms, we researched all the colonial and state constitutions enacted before 1791.
One of the best-known advocates for gun rights outlines where he thinks compromise is possible.
Here are some amusing -- and some very sad -- images we collected from the archives of American Heritage.
Here are the original opinion and dissents in the famous Supreme Court case that defined the modern version of the "right to bear arms"
Twenty-two years ago, the Soviet Parliament suspended the Communist Party after the failure of a dramatic coup attempt to remove Gorbachev.
He was unlike any other baseball star in America, a blond-haired boy from the heartland whose raw power and mythical purity made him a hero