Slate Publishes Gun-Control Fiction

Bump stocks aren’t machine guns, and good luck trying to fire an AR-style rifle 800 times in a minute.

Our Best Stuff on the War in Gaza and the Maine Shooter

Plus, Election Day is coming.

To Address Shootings, Do the Work

The government has tools to fight violent crime involving firearms.

The Perils of Activist Journalism

There’s a vast gulf between reporting and campaigning.

Charismatic Machines

Why isn’t this the golden age of assassinations?

The Washington Post Misfires—Again

Its series on the AR-15 is error-ridden propaganda.

Under the Black Flag

Making the AR-15 the powerful cultural symbol it is today has been a collaborative effort by those who love them and those who detest them.

The Intifada

Who is behind the attacks on the power stations in Moore County, North Carolina?