In other Supreme Court news…

…the Court handed down a 6-2 decision in Voisine et al v. U.S., that reckless domestic assaults can be considered misdemeanors that restrict gun ownership. (If you’ll remember, this is the case in which Associate Justice Clarence Thomas broke his 10-year silence on the bench to ask a question. He, along with unlikely ally Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, …

NRA Blood Garglers® strike again.

The National Rifle Association reached a new low [NSFW illustration with that last link] when it successfully campaigned against a Louisiana bill that would have made gun ownership difficult for people who commit domestic violence against an intimate partner with whom they do not share an address. Because who needs protection more than a person …

Fewer Americans own guns, yet there are more guns out there

Paul Waldman, of The American Prospect, writes (linked at ThinkProgress:) There is no question that Americans own more guns, and use them more often to kill each other, than citizens of any other advanced Western democracy. As of 2007, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms reported that there were approximately 294 million guns in …