The DOJ announced its proposed guidance for states seeking to craft their own red flag statutes, publishing model legislation to use as a framework. The extreme risk protection orders authorize courts to remove firearms from individuals at risk of harming themselves or others.
A federal judge has ruled that a 1989-era California ban on so-called “assault weapons” violates the Second Amendment. “Under no level of heightened scrutiny can the law survive,” U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, a George W. Bush nominee, wrote in his 94-page ruling.
The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for a Rhode Island man after police responding to a domestic disturbance took guns from his home without a warrant — a violation of the man’s Fourth Amendment rights, the justices ruled.
This year’s legislative session saw two gun-control bills pass their respective chambers, but neither bill advanced beyond that, and both are expected to advance further next year.
But last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol v. Corlett, a case that could have much broader implications for the future of strict gun control than its mooted predecessor. This case is about the right to carry firearms in public.
Daniel Banyai, the owner of Slate Ridge shooting range in Pawlet, Vermont, said he plans to openly defy the court order and is in the process of hiring a constitutional attorney, according to the AP. In March, a Vermont Environmental Court judge ordered Banyai to immediately dismantle unpermitted structures located on the property.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday took testimony on a bill that would allow guns to be confiscated from Vermonters having a restraining order against them, and potentially without constitutionally required due process.
Senate Judiciary has historically been more deliberative than the House committee, but judging from what we saw with S.30, we are not overly optimistic for a positive outcome on H.133.
The policies include expanding background checks, limiting handgun purchases and enacting red flag laws at a national level. The senators are calling the legislation the Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act.
President Joe Biden falsely suggested that Americans who purchase firearms at gun shows don’t need to first pass a background check prior to the transaction. Federal law already mandates firearm dealers to initiate a background check on prospective buyers at stores and gun shows.
New Hampshire Republican lawmakers are advancing a plan to blunt the impact of any executive orders by President Joe Biden tightening firearm regulations following a recent spate of mass shootings.
USA TODAY Sports’ race and inclusion editor Hemal Jhaveri announced Friday she was fired after falsely saying an “angry white man” was responsible for Monday’s mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado.