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136 ABA Journal Second Amendment articles.

Obama executive action will define who qualifies as a gun dealer required to do background checks

Updated: After failing to persuade Congress to require background checks for all gun purchases, President Barack Obama has announced that he will take executive action that would classify more gun…

Judge didn’t have the authority to rule in Second Amendment case, appeals court says

A federal judge didn’t have the authority to rule when he found a Washington, D.C., gun law likely violated the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The error…

Connecticut governor plans executive action to ban gun sales to those on terrorist watch list

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says he plans to sign an executive order banning people on federal terrorism watch lists from buying guns in the state.

Malloy, a Democrat, said at…

Woman who shot at tires of fleeing shoplifting suspect gets 18 months of probation

A woman was sentenced to 18 months of probation Wednesday for shooting at the tires of a shoplifting suspect fleeing a Home Depot store in suburban Detroit.

Charged with a…

Told to give up gun after shooting alleged burglar, disabled tenant sues landlord

A former Maine lobsterman has sued his landlord, after shooting an intruder at his government-subsidized Rockland apartment earlier this year and being told he must give up his gun or…

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to gun lockup law; dissent sees Second Amendment double standard

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider a challenge to a San Francisco law that requires handgun owners to keep their weapons locked up or disabled while they are…

Gun ban for committed people violated Second Amendment rights of Michigan man, 6th Circuit rules

A federal ban on gun ownership for people who were committed to mental institutions is unconstitutional as applied to a Michigan man, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.

The…

Gun control advocates search for policies which pass 2nd Amendment muster

How to tackle gun violence without violating 2nd Amendment rights? Legal leaders share strategies

In his opening remarks at last Thursday’s ABA conference, “Taking Aim at Gun Violence: the Myth and Meaning of the Second Amendment,” Philadelphia managing director Richard Negrin turned quickly to…

Second Amendment protects the right to carry a gun outside the home, Illinois Supreme Court says

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a gun outside the home.

The court ruled (PDF) in the case…

Does Second Amendment protect right to carry gun outside home? SCOTUS declines to decide the issue

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case that contended the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a gun in public.

The New York law at issue…

Quoting Scalia, ABA president says Second Amendment rights have limits

In congressional testimony submitted Wednesday, ABA President Laurel Bellows said the ABA has a long history of supporting efforts to reduce gun violence. The association’s first call for more careful…

Cert Petitions Claim Second Amendment Protects Right to Carry Weapons Outside Home

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked in two separate cases to rule that the Second Amendment protects a right to carry weapons outside the home.

Lower courts have been…

Despite 2nd Amendment Cases, Firearms Codes Are Moving Targets

Law Prof’s Tweet Cited in Brief by Second Amendment Lawyer

On Thursday, University of California, Los Angeles law professor Adam Winkler was tweeting about his favorite Tony Curtis movie and an undocumented immigrant housekeeper hired by a…

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