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Heller Case

A Gun Lobby Bill That Conservatives Should Hate

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Conservatives don't have to believe that concealed carry of loaded guns in public places poses unacceptable risks in order to be opposed to H.R. 822. Principled conservatives -- even those who think concealed carry is a positive good -- should be driven to the same conclusion.

How Many Second Amendment Cases Will the NRA Lose?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Three years, 400 legal challenges, and "millions of dollars in legal bills" later, all the gun lobby has had to show for its efforts is a body of case law affirming the right of the people to have strong gun laws.

Was Heller a Hollow Victory For the Gun Lobby?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The Supreme Court's ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller has largely resulted in a reaffirmation of the constitutionality of laws to restrict access to firearms. For the "gun rights" forces, it has been three long years of frustration.

Gun Industry "Ambassador" Antonin Scalia to Hear Gun Law Case

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

We in the United States accept that a Supreme Court Justice who's an "Ambassador" for the gun industry can ethically rule on cases that impact the very industry he represents.

Is Sarah Palin "Mainstream" on Guns?

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

A closer examination of her background reveals that Palin has embraced views on gun ownership that are ideologically extreme even by the standards of gun rights advocates.

Scalia's 2nd Amendment Punt

Robyn Blumner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robyn Blumner

The Second Amendment has always put me in a quandary, but Scalia's opinion was not an honest attempt at sorting it out. It was a sophistical, political decision of just the type that he rails against.

We Must Pay Attention to the Rise of Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Wright Edelman

The June 26th Supreme Court ruling to strike down Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban dealt yet another blow to securing our children's safety from gun violence.

DC v. Heller: Scalia's Decision Will Backfire

Adam Freedman | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics
Adam Freedman

So much for Scalia's much-vaunted "originalism," which advocates reading the Constitution as it would have been understood at the time of the Founding.

A Key Right Recaptured

Joyce Lee Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joyce Lee Malcolm

A government that cannot protect people should not deprive them of the right to protect themselves -- and the the D.C. gun ban did just that.

Score One for the Gun Guys

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

While the gun lobby may crack open that bottle of champagne, this is a victory that thrives in theory, but one that, in practice, can only be condemned.

DC v. Heller: A Dismaying Performance By The Supreme Court

Sanford Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford Levinson

If Scalia and Stevens were competent historians, then it might be worth reading what they write. But they are not. Both offer selective readings of history to support what seem to be pre-determined positions.

The Biggest Triumph So Far for Gun Rights Advocates

James Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Jacobs

Today's Heller decision marks the biggest triumph so far for gun rights advocates. It establishes what was for so long denied, and the the gun control debate will never be the same.