Second Amendment

64 ABA Journal articles on Second Amendment.

Supreme Court denies cert in 2 cases upholding gun restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear challenges to gun restrictions in Maryland and Florida.

The court left in place decisions upholding an assault-weapons ban in Maryland and…

ABA president Bass offers sympathy in wake of Vegas shooting, backs changes to prevent gun deaths
ABA President Hilarie Bass has issued a statement mourning the innocent people who lost their lives in Las Vegas and expressing sympathy for those who were injured and traumatized by the attack.
Facing criticism over Charlottesville suit, ACLU won’t defend armed protesters
The American Civil Liberties Union won’t defend hate groups’ right to march when they seek to bring firearms with them, a position announced in the wake of last Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Gun violence restraining orders backed by House of Delegates
Updated: A measure addressing gun violence won approval from the ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday, despite some opposition by those who raised due process issues.
Linda Oatman High wins ABA Journal/Ross Short Legal Fiction Contest

During her 35-year career as a writer, Linda Oatman High has written more than 20 books for children and young adults, three plays and numerous feature articles and news…

Restrictive concealed carry law violates Second Amendment, DC Circuit rules
A federal appeals court has blocked a Washington, D.C., gun law that that restricts concealed carry permits to those who can show a good reason for carrying firearms.
Gun control debate revived in wake of congressman being shot

In the wake of Wednesday morning’s shooting of Louisiana Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, fellow GOP members argue that if victims had carried firearms then they could have defended themselves.


Gun War: Congress has been silent on guns, but states haven’t, so change is on the horizon
Almost half of Americans live in states that have had new and restrictive gun control laws enacted since the slaughter of elementary school children at Sandy Hook. But other states now allow guns in schools and on college campuses.
Military-style rifles aren’t protected by the Second Amendment, 4th Circuit rules

An en banc federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Maryland’s ban on military-style assault rifles and large-capacity magazines.

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that such…

Supreme Court to decide whether man can challenge criminal law after he pleads guilty to violation

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether a defendant can challenge a criminal law barring guns near the U.S. Capitol Building after he pleaded guilty to its…

En banc appeals court strikes down ban on doctor gun discussions, with two majority opinions

An en banc federal appeals court on Thursday struck down a ban on doctors discussing guns with patients.

The full Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Florida…

7th Circuit strikes down ban on minors at gun ranges; SCOTUS shortlister wrote the opinion

A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down restrictions on gun ranges in Chicago, including a categorical ban on minors at gun ranges.

The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of…

Gun-control groups join BigLaw coalition; seven firms are on board so far

Seven well-known law firms have agreed to provide tens of millions of dollars in free legal services to gun-control groups, and several more firms are expected to join the effort…

Ballot initiative roundup: Marijuana, gun control and minimum wage measures pass

Proponents for legalized marijuana, increased minimum wage and stricter gun control provisions had a good Election Night.

On Tuesday, voters in seven states approved various marijuana-related ballot initiatives. According to…

Divided 6th Circuit says gun ban for the involuntarily committed could violate 2nd Amendment

A federal law that indefinitely bans gun ownership for people previously committed to mental health treatment facilities could violate the Second Amendment, an en banc federal appellate court found Thursday.

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