August 13, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Maryland on Tuesday upheld two key provisions of the Maryland Firearms Safety Act of 2013 that ban certain types of "assault weapons" and a limit gun magazines to 10 rounds. Judge Catherine Blake found that the state's law served the government' ...[read more]
January 31, 2014
by Addison Morris
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Connecticut on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of the state's new gun control law, while still acknowledging the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. The new law, enacted in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in ...[read more]
April 4, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas Johnson of the Fordham University School of Law examines the parallels between gun and abortion rights within the context of the proposed assault weapons ban legislation...In my previous piece for JURIST, I demonstrated the inadequacy of the current constitutional ...[read more]
April 4, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a comprehensive gun control bill into law Thursday, placing new limits on the sale of firearms. One of the most far-reaching gun control laws in the country, the Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety Act adds 100 firearms to the state's assault ...[read more]
March 18, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of holding more than 10 rounds. Passed Thursday on a party line vote of 10-8, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 would prohibit the sale, transfer, ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas Johnson of the Fordham University School of Law says that the US Supreme Courts' potential handling of proposed assault weapons ban legislation is uncertain because of an increasingly popular two-step analysis that is more suited to legislation placing a burden upon ...[read more]
December 24, 2012
by Sarah Posner
The National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre dismissed calls for a renewed ban on assault weapons on Sunday. LaPierre said that an assault weapons ban was a "phony piece of legislation". After LaPierre's interview on Sunday, it is very unlikely that the NRA will support any new ...[read more]
August 3, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday proposed legislation to ban assault weapons in the state. Quinn exercised his amendatory veto power under Article IV, Section IX of the Illinois Constitution on a bill regulating ammunition to add language banning AK-47's, AR-15's and TEC-9's. Like most gun ...[read more]
April 6, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Supreme Court of Illinois ruled Thursday that a challenge to a ban on assault weapons can continue, reversing two lower court rulings dismissing the challenge. The Cook County ordinance in question prohibits the possession and sale of "assault weapons." The ordinance bans high-capacity, rapid- ...[read more]
March 26, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 26, 2010, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that firearms regulations in Washington, DC, including a ban on assault weapons and a prohibition on large capacity ammunition feeding devices, do not violate the Second Amendment. The ruling also upheld ...[read more]

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