Second Amendment

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    New gun owners as voting bloc

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon explores the potential electoral impact of new gun owners. The record-breaking gun sales during the coronavirus pandemic could bolster candidates that support the Second Amendment in 2020 and alter the course of American gun politics for the foreseeable future. Several of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Supreme Court has another chance to address Second Amendment issues

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the U.S. Supreme Court’s next opportunity to address gun-rights issues. In 2013, Lori Rodriguez called San Jose police to her home because her husband was having a mental health crisis and making violent threats. Seven years later, she is petitioning…
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2020
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    Panning the Supreme Court’s Second Amendment silence

    Amy Swearer writes for the Daily Signal about the U.S. Supreme Court’s disappointing disinterest in important Second Amendment cases. When the Supreme Court earlier this spring dismissed a New York gun case from its docket without ruling on the merits, disappointed Second Amendment advocates still had high hopes.
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2020
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    Second Amendment rights attract new attention amid looting, riots

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online proclaims in his latest column: “This is why we need guns.” “Only the cops need guns” simply could not live forever alongside, “The cops are racist and will kill you.” And so, at long last, the two circles of the Venn Diagram…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2020
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    What Does North Carolina Law Say About Demonstrating With Guns?

    For those who are interested, UNC Professor Jonathan Holbrook provides a thorough analysis at the School of Government’s Criminal Law blog. Here are some highlights: Protests and public demonstrations are permitted, of course, but if a participant engages in other criminal conduct during the course of the event (e.g., assault,…
    Jon Guze, May 13, 2020