1. Imagine the outcry if the government did today what it did early in the country’s history: conduct a census of arms among the general population. In the days when national defense needs rested heavily with citizen militias, it was important for the government to know who owned how many guns, and in what condition.

    — Tomorrow’s guest, political scientist Robert Spitzer, explaining how in the earliest census questionnaires, the United States asked citizens how many guns they owned. Tomorrow we’re going to talk about the history and evolution of gun control and the growing influence of the NRA with Spitzer, the author of several books on the politics of gun control.

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