The supposedly reformed drug warrior's intransigence on the issue complicates his appeal to young voters, who overwhelmingly favor legalization.
Rejecting a challenge to the state's strict gun laws, the court is openly contemptuous of Second Amendment precedents.
The decision likens the federal law to Reconstruction era restrictions on firearms near polling places.
A watchdog group cites ATF "whistleblowers" who describe a proposed policy that would be plainly inconsistent with federal law.
People who were disenfranchised based on felony convictions face a new obstacle to recovering their voting rights.
California made carry permits easier to obtain but nearly impossible to use.
The state's law, which a federal judge enjoined last month, prohibits firearms in most public places.
After a federal judge deemed the state's location-specific gun bans unconstitutional, the 9th Circuit stayed his injunction.
The ACLU will represent the gun rights group in a case with widespread relevance for free speech.
Hunter Biden's Lawyers Say the Gun Ban He Violated Is Unconstitutional, Widely Flouted, and Rarely Enforced
The president's son is seeking dismissal of three felony charges based on his illegal 2018 firearm purchase.
The court upheld several other location-specific gun bans, along with the state's "good moral character" requirement for a carry permit.
Law enforcement amicus brief against Colorado magazine ban.
By banning firearms from a long list of "sensitive places," the state is copying a policy that federal judges have repeatedly rejected.
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.
a contrary view to Josh's
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.
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."
Plus: A listener asks the editors about requiring gun buyers to pass a psychological assessment.
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.
Only one federal firearms prohibitor does not require any specific finding of fact
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.
It's unlikely to stop would-be shooters, but it certainly would allow more innocent people to be locked up with little recourse.
Amicus brief in Supreme Court's Second Amendment Rahimi case
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.
The plaintiffs in VanDerStok think that BATF's 2022 regulations defining certain gun-making kits as legally the same as guns overreached its constitutional authority.
The Legally Authorized Charges Against Donald Trump and Hunter Biden Don't Tell Us What Justice Requires
The nature of their conduct is a better indicator of the punishment they deserve.
Plus: A listener question concerning drug decriminalization and social well-being