April 6, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Kansas state legislature approved a bill on Saturday that would establish statewide firearm possession regulations and nullify city and county variances on gun permitting restrictions. The bill would also restrict local governments from imposing rules on how guns must be stored and ...[read more]
March 27, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law HB 1048 on Wednesday, allowing adults to carry a concealed weapon locked in vehicles on school property. The current law in Indiana makes it a felony for any gun permit holder to have a firearm in their car while they are on school property. A ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew Beshai, Loyola Law School Class of 2015, discusses California's new gun laws...The gun rights discourse has occupied the media spotlight during the past several years owing to the horrific gun violence at Sandy Hook and, most recently, at the D.C. Naval Yard. On ...[read more]
October 12, 2013
by Julie Deisher
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law and vetoed several gun control bills on Friday. Of the 17 bills awaiting gubernatorial approval, 11 were signed into law, including measures requiring buyers of long guns to obtain firearm safety certificates, phasing out the use of lead in ...[read more]
October 2, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected constitutional challenges against a new Maryland firearm law that went into effect the same day. The Firearm Safety Act of 2013 limits certain assault weapons and removable magazines and requires safety training and fingerprint for potential buyers. While the ...[read more]
September 28, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Several Maryland residents, gun store owners and gun rights advocates have filed two lawsuits and a restraining order Thursday and Friday in the US District Court for the District of Maryland to block the implementation of the Firearms Safety Act of 2013 on Tuesday. The act limits handgun ...[read more]
August 19, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Sunday signed a gun safety bill that will require background checks for all gun purchases in the state as well as the reporting of all lost and stolen guns. The new law expands the state's previous background check requirements, which covered gun purchases from ...[read more]
June 2, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The Illinois Senate on Friday approved a measure that permits residents to carry concealed guns. The approval of this bill follows a ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that held that Illinois' previous concealed carry prohibition was unconstitutional because the ban violated ...[read more]
March 27, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On March 27, 1794, the Senate passed and the president signed the Navy Armament Act of 1794, officially sanctioning the US Navy. The legislation was passed after years of debate over whether or not Congress should sanction a navy for the Executive Branch to administer. The act officially permitted ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Don Kates of The Independent Institute says that empirical evidence has shown that gun bans are not only ineffective at reducing violent crime, but may even be counterproductive...In 2004, the National Academy of Sciences reviewed 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 ...[read more]

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