TTAG used to refer to states with draconian gun laws, stratospheric taxes and a general lack of personal freedom as “slave states.” Our Armed Intelligentsia told us to chill, so we did. Semantics aside, the ballistic bifurcation of America continues. After its failures on the federal level, the gun control movement has focused its efforts on state initiatives, driving a wedge both between and within states. Encapsulating the conflict, The Campaign to Stop Gun Violence routinely calls gun owners “insurrectionists” and publishes intra-state antagonistic anti-gun agitprop. But does that matter? Are these state-by-state fights for firearms freedom an indication of something bigger and more ominous, or just brush fires that need dousing at the ballot box in the laboratories of democracy?