The 4th Circuit’s rejection of Maryland’s handgun licensing system suggests similar schemes in other states are unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court mulls how to apply a mandatory minimum for gun possession by people convicted of drug felonies.
Before buying a handgun, residents had to obtain a "qualification license," which could take up to 30 days.
Deja Taylor is going to federal prison because of a constitutionally dubious gun law that millions of cannabis consumers are violating right now.
He Lost His Gun Rights Because of a Misdemeanor DUI Conviction. That Was Unconstitutional, a Judge Says.
The case highlights the broad reach of a federal law that bans firearm possession by people with nonviolent criminal records.
The Trump administration’s unilateral ban on bump stocks turned owners of those rifle accessories into felons.
Only 'Dangerous Individuals' Lose Their Gun Rights Because of Protective Orders, the Government Says
Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar falsely claims a federal gun ban "requires individualized findings of dangerousness."
In an upcoming Supreme Court case, the Cato Institute argues that the "threadbare procedures" required by federal law provide inadequate protection for constitutional rights.
The law makes it a felony to possess a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school, which covers the sidewalk in front of Gabriel Metcalf's house.
Criticism of the state’s "yellow flag" statute is doubly misguided.
The appeals court is reviewing an injunction by a judge who concluded that the law is inconsistent with the Supreme Court's Second Amendment precedents.
The decision is another rebuke to states that have imposed broad, location-specific limits on the right to bear arms.
The late California senator always seemed to err on the side of more government power and less individual freedom.
Before correcting the record, the former president's spokesman inadvertently implicated him in a federal crime.
"There is no American tradition of limiting ammunition capacity," U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez says, calling the state's cap "arbitrary," "capricious," and "extreme."
The governor's attempt to rule by decree provoked widespread condemnation instead of the applause she was expecting.
The collapse of his plea deal set up a clash with his father, who doggedly defends the firearm regulations his son violated.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham thinks violent crime gives her a license to rule by decree.
New Mexico's Governor Suspends the Right To Bear Arms, Saying the Second Amendment Is Not 'Absolute'
Local police officials are leery of enforcing Michelle Lujan Grisham's ban on public carry, which gun rights groups have challenged in federal court.
Covering the many developments in 2022-23.
Without a Diversion Agreement, Hunter Biden Could Go to Prison Under an Arbitrary Gun Law His Dad Supports
Special Counsel David Weiss will face a Second Amendment challenge if he prosecutes the president's son for illegally buying a firearm.
Violators are rarely caught, while the unlucky few who face prosecution can go to prison for years.
The decision casts further doubt on the constitutionality of a federal law that makes it a felony for illegal drug users to own firearms.
A judge's questions about his plea deal should not obscure the point that the law he broke is unjust and arguably unconstitutional.
The government appears to agree that Charles Foehner shot a man in self-defense. He may spend decades behind bars anyway.
California’s governor insists his “28th Amendment” would leave the right to arms “intact.”
The decision highlights the injustice of a federal law that bans gun possession by broad categories of "prohibited persons."
As pot prohibition collapses across the country, that policy is increasingly untenable.
New Jersey's Restrictions on Public Gun Possession Are 'Plainly Unconstitutional,' a Federal Judge Says
The state defied a Supreme Court ruling by banning guns from myriad "sensitive places."
U.S. District Judge Robert Payne concluded that 18-to-20-year-olds have the same Second Amendment rights as older adults.
Mass shooters typically do not have disqualifying records, and restrictions on private gun sales are widely flouted.
A preliminary injunction in Illinois may signal the demise of a long-running public policy fraud.
Once again, firearm-averse legislators chase after a restriction-averse public.
A federal lawsuit notes that the new law draws arbitrary distinctions and targets guns in common use for legal purposes.
Another Federal Judge Rejects the DOJ's Argument That Cannabis Consumers Have No Second Amendment Rights
U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone was unimpressed by the Biden administration's argument that marijuana users are too "dangerous" to own guns.
The Biden administration is defending a federal law that disarms Americans based on "boilerplate language" in orders that judges routinely grant.
The Ruling Upholding the Gun Rights of People Subject to Restraining Orders Is Not As Crazy As You Might Think
The 5th Circuit noted that such orders can be issued without any credible evidence of a threat to others.
The DOJ Says Forbidding Pot Users To Own Guns Is Like Telling People Not To Carry Guns When They're Drunk
Defending a categorical ban on gun possession by cannabis consumers, the Biden administration cites inapt "historical analogues."
Biden's Plan To Unilaterally Expand Background Checks for Gun Buyers Is Legally and Logically Dubious
The president wants to redefine federally licensed gun dealers in service of an ineffective anti-crime strategy.
The DOJ Says Marijuana Use, Which Biden Thinks Should Not Be a Crime, Nullifies the Second Amendment
Even as the president bemoans the injustice of pot prohibition, his administration insists that cannabis consumers have no right to arms.
It’s a win for self-defense rights in ongoing campaigns to conscript businesses for political causes.
The president and his predecessor both tried to impose gun control by executive fiat.
A New York Times story about the state's location-specific gun bans glosses over the vast territory they cover.
Although the law did not change, regulators suddenly decided to criminalize unregistered possession of braced pistols.
The government argued that marijuana users have no Second Amendment rights because they are dangerous, unvirtuous, and untrustworthy.
No Matter the 'Details on These Shootings,' Biden Says, Congress Should Respond by Banning 'Assault Weapons'
The president seems to have forgotten his concession that such laws leave murderers with plenty of options that are "just as deadly."
A 'Red Flag' Study Raises the Question of How Often People Who Talk About Mass Shootings Actually Commit Them
The researchers identified 662 cases involving threats to multiple victims, but they concede that it's likely "there are many more threats than completed events."