Daniel Chester French's minuteman statue at Concord, Massachusetts
George Washington inspects the militia before marching off to quell the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794
This 1841 James Clonney painting offers a less inspiring representation of the militia
Many struggle to understand Americans' fascination with guns
The NRA boasts a large and politically vigilant membership
Former Vice-President Dick Cheney and two guys who don't read the newspaper.
Charlton Heston making a pledge to the members of the NRA
Gun-control advocates argue that guns show sales need tighter regulation