Day: June 13, 2021

Gun-control supporters
Gun Law
Stephen Gutowski

Analysis: Bad Signs for “Assault Weapons” Ban Advocates [Member Exclusive]

Activists who want to ban “assault weapons,” including the popular AR-15, faced multiple setbacks this week. Legal and political events cast doubt on the future of those bans in the United States. The most obvious development was a federal judge ruling California’s ban unconstitutional. The ruling was the first time a district court judge struck down a state-wide ban. The ruling has been stayed, so nothing changes for the average Californian just yet. The Ninth Circuit may well reverse the lower court’s decision (or they may not, as I discussed last week) but, if they do, the timing will be

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Stephen Gutowski

Members’ Newsletter: The Coming Showdown Over Biden’s Pistol Brace Ban and the Bad Signs for ‘Assault Weapons’ Bans

This week set up several significant battles. The first, and the one unlikely to last very long, is the battle over gun-carry licenses in Philadelphia. The city is violating a state law restricting how long it can take to issue permits. And they’re doing it for the second time in a year. Philly caved the first time it was sued over the delays, and it’s hard to see them defeating this new suit. Philly being Philly, it will probably find some other illegal roadblocks to throw in front of its residents who want to carry at some point after this

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