Amid renewed national debate over gun control, I write in The Washington Post about how concerted advocacy from groups such as the National Rifle Association has popularized a new interpretation of American history to fit a modern gun rights narrative, threatening to lead the Supreme Court further astray as it considers gun rights.


Jennifer Tucker is a historian who studies the interrelations of art and science, photography, and mass visual culture, with a specialization in 19th to mid-20th century British, U.S., and trans-Pacific history. The common threads in her diverse research fields are the dynamics of visual media in modern history, the nature of evidence, public perceptions and practices of history, and the interrelationships of science, technology, and the law.


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