Tag Archives: gun legislation

Will the Supreme Court Expand Gun Rights?

JESSICA NUNEZ MUNOZ—In 2008, the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller held that individuals otherwise qualified to carry handguns have a Second Amendment right to possess guns in their home. In Heller, a District of Columbia law denied a police officer the ability to possess a handgun in his home for self-defense purposes. […]

After a Decade of Silence, the Supreme Court Re-Enters the Gun Rights Debate

ANNE MARIE MCLAUGHLIN—In 2008, the Supreme Court held in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep guns in the home for self-defense. Two years later, the Court extended Heller to apply to both state and local governments. For nearly a decade after, however, the Supreme Court declined to […]

Colorado High School Shooting Calls for Reflection on the Status of Gun Control

BY DAVE COULTER — On December 13, 2013, terror gripped a community already scarred by tragic gun violence. In just 80 seconds, a lone gunman entered Arapahoe High School, shot a fellow student point blank with a shotgun, set fire to the library with a Molotov cocktail, and then took his own life. The sole […]