With the 10-year-old ban on assault weapons set to expire tonight, debate rages yet again about the rights of gun owners under the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Three years ago, this "Explainer" attempted to answer this narrow legal question: Does the Second Amendment confer a personal right to bear arms upon American citizens?
TODAY IN SLATE
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The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
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Can it be again?
Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive
Is he right?
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Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.