On Guns, a Supreme Court Head-Scratcher: Is a Colonial Musket ‘Analogous’ to an AR-15?

And other questions about gun regulations then and now.

#barrett-amy-coney, #constitution-us, #firearms, #gun-control, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #roberts-john-g-jr, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #united-states

‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Becomes a New Way to Pay for Guns

Credova, a little-known fintech company, is leading the way in offering installment plans to buyers of guns and hunting supplies.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #firearms, #gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #shopping-and-retail, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

In One Day, Washington Goes in Two Directions on Guns

The Supreme Court delivered a victory for gun rights, while the Senate passed a gun control bill for the first time in decades.

#gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

Gun Bill’s Progress Reflects Political Shift, but G.O.P. Support Is Fragile

Only two of the 14 Republicans who broke ranks to support taking up gun legislation are facing voters this year, showing how difficult such deals could be in the future.

#blunt-roy-d, #burr-richard-m, #capito-shelley-moore, #collins-susan-m, #cornyn-john, #ernst-joni, #graham-lindsey, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #mcconnell-mitch, #murkowski-lisa, #portman-rob, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #tillis-thomas-r, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022, #young-todd-1972

If Australia Can Stop Mass Shootings, Why Can’t We?

Australia’s success with gun reform was mostly a result of timing, luck and the idiosyncrasies of its Constitution. But it does hold important lessons for the U.S.

#australia, #constitutions, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Gun Deal Is Less Than Democrats Wanted, but More Than They Expected

Though the compromise does not go as far as many would have preferred, it is still seen as a serious step that could save lives.

#cornyn-john, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #murphy-christopher-scott, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

As Survivors of Gun Violence Demand Action, House Passes Bill Doomed in the Senate

On a day of wrenching testimony from victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Democrats pushed through a gun control package facing solid G.O.P. opposition and no path in the Senate.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #cornyn-john, #gun-control, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #maloney-carolyn-b, #mass-shootings, #murphy-christopher-scott, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

As Survivors Demand Action, House Passes Gun Bill Doomed in the Senate

On a day of wrenching testimony from victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Democrats pushed through a gun control package facing solid G.O.P. opposition and no path in the Senate.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #cornyn-john, #gun-control, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #maloney-carolyn-b, #mass-shootings, #murphy-christopher-scott, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

New York Officials Fear Supreme Court Ruling Will Mean More Gun Crime

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on — and possibly overturn — a century-old law that allows local officials great discretion over who can carry a handgun.

#citizens-crime-commission, #decisions-and-verdicts, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

There Has to Be a Tipping Point on Guns, Right?

Or maybe not.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #firearms, #gun-control, #kemp-brian-p, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2024, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution

We Clerked for Justices Scalia and Stevens. America Is Getting Heller Wrong.

What we get wrong about District of Columbia v. Heller.

#firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #scalia-antonin, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #stevens-john-paul, #supreme-court-us

Gun in Texas Shooting Came From Company Known for Pushing Boundaries

Daniel Defense, which makes military-style rifles, was an early adopter of direct-to-consumer marketing and has a history of running provocative ads.

#advertising-and-marketing, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #daniel-defense-llc, #firearms, #gun-control, #las-vegas-nev-shooting-october-2017, #mass-shootings, #ramos-salvador-d-2022, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

America’s Human Sacrifices

Guns don’t kill people. Doors do.

#gun-control, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #republican-party, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Gun Violence Is Like What Segregation Was. An Unaddressed Moral Stain.

How else to explain the resistance to dealing with it?

#gun-control, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kristof-nicholas-d, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #republican-party, #scalia-antonin, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #segregation-and-desegregation, #supreme-court-us, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

After El Paso shooting, Trump pushed again on gun control. His aides talked him out of it.

When the president asked why he couldn’t do something about assault weapons, people in the room recalled, his acting chief of staff replied: “You’d lose.”

#dayton-ohio-shooting-2019, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #gun-control, #mulvaney-mick, #national-rifle-assn, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #pence-mike, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #trump-donald-j, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

The Uvalde Shooting Shows America May Be Broken Beyond Repair

If our system can’t respond to the slaughter of children, what can it do?

#firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

In the U.S., Backlash to Civil Rights Era Made Guns a Political Third Rail

Other countries changed course after massacres. But American political protection for guns is unique, and has become inseparable from conservative credentials.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #conservatism-us-politics, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex

These Gun Reforms Could Save 15,000 Lives. We Can Achieve Them.

What we’re doing on guns isn’t working. We need new approaches.

#firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #texas, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Uvalde, Buffalo and the Semiautomatic Weapons That Terrorize Us

Permissive guns laws abet domestic and foreign terrorism.

#firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #terrorism, #united-states

The Stupefying Tally of American Gun Violence

An attack at a Buffalo supermarket. A California church pierced by gunfire. And now 19 elementary school students killed in Uvalde, Texas.

#deaths-fatalities, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

California Can’t Keep Semiautomatic Guns From Young Adults, Court Rules

A panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected a judge’s argument that those under 21 were historically “believed unfit” for “responsible firearm possession and use.”

#appeals-courts-us, #bonta-rob-1972, #california, #constitution-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #firearms, #gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Two Men Acquitted of Plotting to Kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan

Jurors acquitted two of the men prosecutors had said planned to abduct Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. The jury said it was deadlocked in the case of two other men accused of plotting.

#caserta-brandon, #croft-barry-g-jr, #fox-adam-1983, #garbin-ty-g, #harris-daniel-1997, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #whitmer-gretchen

Trial in Alleged Plot to Kidnap Michigan’s Governor Nears End

Closing arguments are expected Friday in the federal case against four men with militia ties who are accused of conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

#caserta-brandon, #croft-barry-g-jr, #fox-adam-1983, #gun-control, #harris-daniel-1997, #informers, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #michigan, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #shutdowns-institutional, #whitmer-gretchen, #wolverine-watchmen

Is Free Speech Endangered?

First of a two-part series: Readers discuss “cancel culture,” civility and the First Amendment, in response to an editorial. Next: Speech and self-censorship on campus.

#abrams-floyd, #cancel-culture, #censorship, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #siegel-norman-1943, #united-states-politics-and-government

Sherrilyn Ifill: ‘There Is No Guarantee We Make It Out of This Period as a Democracy’

After almost a decade at the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Ifill explains why advocacy is an essential part of her legal work.

#audio-neutral-informative, #ifill-sherrilyn, #legal-profession, #naacp-legal-defense-and-education-fund, #rittenhouse-kyle, #second-amendment-us-constitution

Trump Weaponized the Supreme Court

The three justices appointed by Trump are doing exactly what they were sent to the court to do.

#abortion, #admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #american-federation-of-state-county-and-municipal-employees, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #colleges-and-universities, #constitution-us, #firearms, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-religion, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gun-control, #harvard-university, #jackson-womens-health-organization, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #maine, #mcconnell-mitch, #mississippi, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #new-york-state-rifle-and-pistol-assn, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #rehnquist-william-h, #religion-state-relations, #roberts-john-g-jr, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #senate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Is Restored by Appeals Court

The overturning of a district judge’s decision may also lead to the reinstatement of a state ban on semiautomatic weapons.

#appeals-courts-us, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution

‘Self Defense’ Is Becoming Meaningless in a Flood of Guns

More guns, no matter in whose hands, will create more standoffs, more intimidation, more death sanctioned in the eyes of the law.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #georgia, #rittenhouse-kyle, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #wisconsin

Rittenhouse Case Highlights Nation’s Deep Divide on Gun Rights

As groups debate the effect of the verdict, the legislative stalemate shows no signs of changing, and weapons on the street grow.

#crime-and-criminals, #firearms, #gun-control, #gun-owners-of-america, #kenosha-wis, #national-rifle-assn, #rittenhouse-kyle, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #self-defense, #wisconsin

Kyle Rittenhouse’s Acquittal and America’s Gun Laws

Readers react to the verdict, discuss America’s self-defense laws and make connections to the Ahmaud Arbery case. Also: The social policy bill.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #democratic-party, #gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rittenhouse-kyle, #rosenbaum-joseph-d-2020, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vigilantes

A Case That Could Transform America’s Relationship With Guns

In a potentially landmark Supreme Court decision about the Second Amendment, how will the justices rule?

#audio-neutral-informative, #gun-control, #new-york-state, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

What Happens if the Supreme Court Strikes Down New York’s Gun Law?

Legal experts said New York and several other states may have to rewrite laws, and officials expressed concern about the ramifications for public safety.

#de-blasio-bill, #firearms, #gun-control, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #police-department-nyc, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us

Do Gun Rights Depend on Abortion Rights? That’s Now Up to the Supreme Court.

The outcome of a Texas law targeting abortion will provide the answer.

#abortion, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us, #texas

Justices’ Questions Suggest New York Gun Control Law Is Unlikely to Survive

The law, which imposes strict limits on carrying guns in public, faced a skeptical reception from the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

#firearms, #gun-control, #new-york-state, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

Supreme Court to Hear Major Second Amendment Case

The justices will hear a challenge to a New York gun control law on Wednesday to consider what the Constitution has to say about carrying firearms in public.

#firearms, #gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us

Prominent Conservatives Back Letting States Limit Guns in Public

A brief filed in a major gun control case to be heard on Wednesday by the Supreme Court argued that limits on the public carrying of weapons were consistent with the Second Amendment.

#bybee-jay-s, #conservatism-us-politics, #firearms, #gun-control, #luttig-j-michael, #new-york-state, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Supreme Court Should Uphold New York’s Concealed Carry Law

The court shouldn’t take from the people and their legislatures the authority they have had for centuries to decide where handguns may be carried. 

#constitution-us, #gun-control, #new-york-state, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

The Looming Crisis for the Gun Safety Movement

If they want their agenda to survive, activists will have to stop trying to ban guns — and focus instead on reducing the violence those guns bring. 

#constitution-us, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #new-york-state, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us

Inside Missouri’s ‘2nd Amendment Sanctuary’ Fight

A new law puts Missouri at the vanguard of states challenging federal authority on guns. It began as a backlash, and it has set off another.

#dorr-aaron, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #missouri, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #sheriffs, #state-legislatures

Why G.O.P.-Led States Are Banning the Police From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws

Missouri is the latest state to throw down a challenge to the enforcement of federal firearms laws as Republicans seek to thwart President Biden’s gun control proposals.

#everytown-for-gun-safety, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #missouri, #nixon-jay, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #state-legislatures, #states-us

A Gun Rights Win in California With Sights Set on the Supreme Court

A federal judge overturned California’s assault weapons ban. State officials vowed to win on appeal, but gun advocates are emboldened by a shifting Supreme Court.

#appeals-courts-us, #benitez-roger, #california, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #second-amendment-us-constitution

Was the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms Designed to Protect Slavery?

In her provocative new book, “The Second,” the historian Carol Anderson examines America’s history of racist legal decisions around gun rights, arguing that the Second Amendment was intended to guarantee white slaveholders a fighting force to suppress slave insurrections.

#anderson-carol-author, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #discrimination, #gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #slavery-historical, #the-second-race-and-guns-in-a-fatally-unequal-america-book, #united-states

Supreme Court to Hear Gun Control Case

The justices, who have not issued a major Second Amendment ruling since 2010, will hear a challenge to a New York gun control law.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #firearms, #gun-control, #roberts-john-g-jr, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Uncomfortable Timing for a Supreme Court Gun Fight

The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #bush-george-w, #clement-paul-d, #constitution-us, #firearms, #gorsuch-neil-m, #gun-control, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #rehnquist-william-h, #roberts-john-g-jr, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

18 Dead. Is This What Getting Back to ‘Normal’ Looks Like?

Our gun-loving culture is killing us.

#atlanta-ga, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #second-amendment-us-constitution

Justice Barrett’s Vote Could Tilt the Supreme Court on Gun Rights

For years, conservative justices have said the court disfavors the Second Amendment. Justice Amy Coney Barrett is likely to shift the balance, and a case to help her do so may be knocking.

#barrett-amy-coney, #firearms, #gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic

The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #depression-mental, #firearms, #gun-control, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-rifle-assn, #national-shooting-sports-foundation, #recession-and-depression, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #spokane-wash, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #washington-state, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Freedom as the Muzzle of a Glock

In western Colorado, the election is about “not having the government think for us, the right to protect ourselves.”

#boebert-lauren, #elections-house-of-representatives, #firearms, #gun-control, #presidential-election-of-2020, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #trump-donald-j

In Rural Virginia, a Militia Tries to Recruit a New Ally: The County Government

After Virginia passed gun laws, conservatives began invoking the state’s colonial-era constitution, which calls for a “well-regulated militia.”

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gun-control, #national-guard, #oath-keepers, #republican-party, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #trump-donald-j, #virginia

What is a Militia? And Why Is the Word So Controversial These Days?

Federal authorities and academics have long described private paramilitary organizations as “militias.” Some critics say the term gives the groups more legitimacy than they deserve.

#justice-department, #michigan, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces