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Gun Politics
Stephen Gutowski

ABC Poll: Young Americans’ Support for Gun Control Craters

The number of Americans supporting enacting new gun laws over protecting gun rights fell from 57 percent to 50 percent, a seven-point drop. The number of Americans favoring gun rights jumped from 34 to 43 percent, a nine-point jump. The difference between the two positions narrowed by 16 points overall.

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Gun Politics
Stephen Gutowski

Experts Say SCOTUS Carry Case No Slam Dunk for Gun-Rights Advocates

The outcome of the case against New York’s restrictive concealed carry permit regime is far from certain, according to legal experts who spoke to The Reload. While gun-rights groups have cheered the Court and gun-control groups derided it for taking the case, experts said the Court is hard to predict and there are numerous realistic outcomes gun advocates may not like. The experts said the Court’s ideological makeup does not guarantee a particular ruling.

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Gun Law
Stephen Gutowski

Supreme Court to Decide First-Ever Gun-Carry Case

The court agreed to hear a case challenging New York’s restrictive gun-carry law. The case, filed by New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and backed by the NRA, argues New York’s refusal to grant gun-carry permits to law-abiding residents on the basis of self-defense violates the Second Amendment. It is the first case dealing with gun carry outside the home to be considered by the court.

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Gun Law
Stephen Gutowski

Gun Group Files Federal Suit Against Tennessee Over Gun Carry Restrictions

Tennessee was accused of violating the Second Amendment rights of some residents in a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday. The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) said in its complaint the state’s ban on gun carry by adults under 21-years-old violates their residents’ gun rights. The group said that age group is not eligible to apply for a gun-carry permit and has no legal way to carry a handgun for self-defense.

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Gun Politics
Stephen Gutowski

Analysis: Why Has Support for Gun Control Fallen? [Member Exclusive]

A new poll shows support for stricter gun laws has fallen significantly even after a spate of highly-publicized mass shootings. That’s counterintuitive based on how Americans have traditionally reacted to mass shootings. In the past, support for stricter gun laws tends to rise in the wake of these tragedies but the latest Pew Research poll shows a 7-point drop instead. Why is that?

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