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Wayne LaPierre

The NRA's America

Even before the horrific attack in Orlando last week, life in 21st century America has become intolerably, pervasively fearful. Our mad proliferation of guns, and the obscene loopholes that allow dangerous people to access them freely, are the most consistent engines of terror in our society today.

There is hardly any public space in America that has not been marred by gun violence. Going about our daily business, we can now imagine active shooters emerging anywhere: a church, a mall, a movie theater, a workplace. In many states, people have to be wary of innocent interactions, lest they offend someone who is armed, and the gun owner feels threatened and justified in...