Roseburg, Oregon, shooter Chris Harper Mercerowned at least 13 guns. He had six with him during his shooting spree at Umpqua Community College on Thursday while seven more were recovered from his home. All were purchased legally.
Adam Gopnik argues in The New Yorker that the U.S. constitution is all gun control proponents need in this piece, The Second Amendment Is a Gun-Control Amendment. After all, that archaic amendment so revered by gun advocates calls for a “well-regulated” militia.
“If the Founders hadn’t wanted guns to be regulated, and thoroughly,” Gopnik writes, “they would not have put the phrase “well regulated” in the amendment.”
A small gallery of images by Los Angeles-based photographer Ted Gore, recent winner of the U.S.A. Landscape Photographer of the Year. The rest of the 2015 winners are here.