The Second Amendment Needs Defending

If President Joe Biden had his way, anti–Second Amendment zealot David Chipman would already be implementing unconstitutional gun-control regulations as head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. At National Review, we helped keep the pressure on, exposing the nominee’s numerous professional and ideological shortcomings. Kevin Williamson even nominated one of our own to fill the job.

Now, we can’t get everything we want, but as it has for decades, National Review is going to keep reporting on, and calling out, gun grabbers like Chipman. This month, in fact, marks the 25th anniversary of NRO. Running this operation, and publishing the best conservative writers available to combat the seemingly endless attempts to undermine the right of self-defense, isn’t cheap. Which is why we are hoping you will support our webathon to keep producing the most reliable and highest-quality conservative content in the country.

Take Charles Cooke, whose incisive historical and philosophical defenses of gun ownership have been must-reads for nearly a decade. Some of the highlights include a deep dive on civil rights and the Second Amendment, a piece expounding on how the right to bear arms has always been an individual right, a rebuttal to claims that gun ownership wasn’t meant to be a means of personal self-defense, and a feature explaining how gun ownership and popular sovereignty have always been inextricably linked. There are, of course, many others.
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