Top 10 Posts of the Year for 2022

  • Date:
  • December 29th, 2022

By: Andrew Willinger

The past year has been the busiest in the last decade, if not longer, for the field of firearms law.  After holding oral arguments in November 2021, the Supreme Court issued its first major Second Amendment decision in 12 years in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen on June 23, 2022.  Bruen announced a new methodology for deciding Second Amendment cases going forward, with a distinct focus on the history and tradition of American gun regulation.  Lower courts have now decided a number of cases under Bruen, with widely-varying results.  The decision was closely followed by the first major federal gun legislation in decades, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

We’ve discussed and analyzed many of these issues, and related judicial decisions and developments, on the blog this year.  Looking back over that coverage, below are our top ten most-read blog posts of the year:

  1. The Dangerous Expansion of Stand-Your-Ground Laws and its Racial Implications, by Kami Chavis
  2. Illegal Firearm Possession: A Reflection on Policies and Practices that May Miss the Mark and Exacerbate Racial Disparity in the Justice System, by David Olson
  3. Litigation Highlight: Antonyuk v. Bruen, by Andrew Willinger
  4. Assault Weapon Bans, Grandfathered Guns, and Market Prices, by Dru Stevenson
  5. Bruen, Analogies, and the Quest for Goldilocks History, by Jake Charles
  6. History in Practice: How Have Lower Courts Applied Bruen So Far?, by Andrew Willinger
  7. Text, History, and Tradition: A Workable Test that Stays True to the Constitution, by Joseph Greenlee
  8. Guns and Banks: New Laws & Policies, by Dru Stevenson
  9. NYSRPA v. Bruen and the Future of the Sensitive Places Doctrine, by Carina Bentata Gryting and Mark Anthony Frassetto
  10. Gun Rights, Property Rights, and Takings, by Ilya Somin