The article is by Paul Barrett (Business Week), author of “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun.” I disagree with some aspects of it; for instance, saying that “we have traditional self-defense laws replaced by stand-your-ground” misses the fact that American tradition has long been split between duty-to-retreat and no-duty-to-retreat (nowadays sometimes called “stand-your-ground”). But on balance, the article struck me as quite sensible and realistic, and worth the attention both of gun control supporters (as the author seems to be) and gun control opponents.

Thanks to Robert Dittmer for the pointer.

Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, a First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, and tort law, at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy.