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Can I Bring My Gun to the Library?

Keeping up with the changing landscape of gun control in all fifty states.

First Amendment Sure-But the Second Amendment Too?

As librarians, we have no problem with the First Amendment, right? Sure, it might be trickier than a simple yes or no. Well, how about championing the Second Amendment? The right to keep and bear arms? Apparently, some-trigger happy citizens have set their sights on libraries. (Sure, it’s a bad pun…distressing, too).

Gun Toting as a Teachable Moment?

So what do we do when our hands are tied, and the library policies that ban weapons from the premises are overruled by the state? In a world where mass shootings are a horrific possibility, how do we create a sense of security for ourselves and our patrons?