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Ninth Circuit on Gun Store Lockdowns and a Curious Concurrence by Judge VanDyke

Posted by on February 4, 2022

A few weeks ago, in McDougall v. County of Ventura, a panel of the Ninth Circuit held that Ventura County’s early COVID-19 policies violated the Second Amendment. The majority opinion was fairly straightforward and enjoyed unanimous support from the three-judge panel: Judge Lawrence VanDyke, who wrote the opinion, Judge Andrew Kleinfeld, and Judge Ryan Nelson […]

Litigation Highlight: Young Adults Carrying Firearms

Posted by on April 21, 2021

In Lara v. Evanchick, Judge William Stickman IV, a recent Trump appointee on the federal district court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, upheld last week the state’s licensing law and open carry restrictions as applied to 18-20 year-olds.  Under Pennsylvania law, only those over 21 are eligible to obtain the necessary license to carry a […]

Covid & Guns Video Series Roundup

Posted by on June 12, 2020

Last month, in response to reporting on the increase in gun sales nationwide amid the coronarivus pandemic, we launched a video series called Covid & Guns. In the series, we talked with a wide range of experts, including lawyers, sociologists, policy gurus, empirical researchers, and physicians. Each brought a unique perspective to questions about the […]

Contagion and Partisan Federalism

Posted by on May 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a proving ground for federalism, or at least for takes about federalism.  Mayors shut down beaches and then are overruled by governors.  Governors request vital medical supplies from the federal stockpile but the President refuses, saying that states have primary responsibility for the crisis and the federal government is a […]

Announcing a New Interview Series on Covid & Guns

Posted by on May 5, 2020

As we’ve previously talked about on this blog, the coronavirus pandemic has raised several questions about firearms law and the Second Amendment (see here, here, here, and here). To broaden the perspective about these unique circumstances, we’re launching a video series on Covid & Guns. In this special series, we interview experts in different fields […]