For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
The Million Mom March scheduled for Mother’s Day will advocate more gun control, but it won’t speak for all women or all mothers. A group called Second Amendment Sisters will also be on the national Mall to voice their support of Americans’ Constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms. A panel talks about the flaws in proposals to restrict gun ownership rights.
- David Kopel Independence Institute and associate policy analyst at the Cato Institute
- John Lott Yale University
- Melinda Gierisch Virginia coordinator of the Second Amendment Sisters
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