On guns and race, laying aside what might have been to go forward from here

An awful Supreme Court decision on race still echoes over the decades. Will we let the same dynamic hold back the fight against gun violence?

Separate facilities by race lingered for years in America after segregation was affirmed by the Supreme Court. (Photo courtesy Library of Congress)

The consequences of bad actions by powerful people tend to far outlast the bad actors’ lifetimes, leaving us often to wonder how things might have been. Imagine, for example, the world we could have inherited…

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