Amending the Second

An Interview with Bret Stephens

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, energized a movement of young survivors against American gun culture. We spoke with New York Times columnist Bret Stephens — who wrote a controversial column in the fall arguing for a repeal of the Second Amendment — about the way forward, the wildness of American life, and why a great cause, like gun control, needs a commensurate goal.

Octavian Report: Do you think the Parkland incident is going to be a tipping point in the gun control debate in America?

Bret Stephens: I don’t know. Who knew that Harvey Weinstein would be a tipping point? He was hardly the first …

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