140 ABA Journal Second Amendment articles.
California’s ban on the purchase of semi-automatic rifles by most people younger than age 21 violates their Second Amendment rights, a federal appeals court has ruled.
May 12, 2022 10:45 AM CDT
Florida lawmakers pass ‘Don’t Say Gay,’ anti-woke bills
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign two controversial bills passed by the legislature this week. The “Don’t Say Gay”…
Mar 11, 2022 12:33 PM CST
St. Louis lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey have received a stayed suspension of their law licenses for brandishing guns as protesters marched through their neighborhood in June 2020.
Feb 9, 2022 9:27 AM CST
Some people say their guns are for self-defense. Often, guns are carried by bad actors to perpetrate violence or as a means of intimidation. Whatever the motivation, there is an explicit potential for violence when a firearm is present. And now, carrying, brandishing or waving guns around—particularly at Black Lives Matter protests—has been endorsed by a segment of the population, despite the lawless aggression and vigilantism it promotes.
Feb 1, 2022 2:40 AM CST
A federal appeals judge took two positions on pandemic gun-store closings Thursday with the aim of making a point about his court’s “exceptionally malleable” approach to the Second Amendment.
Jan 24, 2022 9:24 AM CST
A federal government regulation that bans bump stocks—which are used to accelerate gunfire on semi-automatic weapons—is back in force as a result of a split decision Friday by an en banc federal appeals court.
Dec 6, 2021 12:45 PM CST
California’s ban on high-capacity gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Dec 1, 2021 9:10 AM CST
A federal appeals court has ruled that the National Rifle Association can’t obtain an injunction or damages for its members in a lawsuit over the closing of New York gun stores during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nov 17, 2021 11:16 AM CST
A federal appeals court has upheld a police policy to temporarily seize guns from people transported for a mental health evaluation following a domestic incident.
Nov 10, 2021 12:31 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared ready to strike down a New York law restricting concealed-carry gun permits during oral arguments Wednesday.
Nov 3, 2021 3:05 PM CDT
When two residents of upstate New York sought unrestricted licenses to carry concealed weapons for self-defense outside the home, officials denied their applications under the state’s demanding standard for such permits. Those relatively routine administrative actions have teed up the most important Second Amendment case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in more than a decade.
Oct 28, 2021 12:54 PM CDT
We may be seeing the emergence of the “Thomas Court,” as the 6-3 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court considers cases involving abortion, religious freedom and gun rights this term, according to a New York Times op-ed.
Oct 20, 2021 2:22 PM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court justices are hanging up their phones after a year and a half of teleconference arguments because of the pandemic and returning to the bench for the new term that begins Monday.
Sep 30, 2021 10:40 AM CDT
Every Supreme Court term has important decisions that change the law and affect people’s lives, but some years are blockbusters in the number of high-profile, significant rulings. The October 2021 term, which begins on Monday, Oct. 4, promises to be such a year. It is the first full term with the court’s current composition.
Sep 30, 2021 9:07 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has vacated its July decision
finding that youths ages 18, 19 and 20 have a Second Amendment right to own handguns.
Sep 23, 2021 11:10 AM CDT
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