National Rifle Association
Life in America has been changed by gun culture.
What began as respect for the Second Amendment has morphed into a colossal idolatry of lethal weapons.
Philosopher Firmin DaBrabander has written a judicious exposition of the crisis of guns in our society. He pays particular attention to the ideology, claims, and consequences of the NRA.
Michael Waldman traces the Second Amendment's life, from militias to the NRA to the newfound right to have handguns at home.
America's problem with guns is multigenerational and multilayered. It has to do with our origin myths, myths grounded in redemptive violence.