Why the Nation’s Gun Laws Are in Chaos
The Supreme Court last summer sought to clarify its expansive reading of the Second Amendment. Instead, it set off chaos.
The decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen decreed that gun-control laws of today must have a clear forerunner in weapons regulations around the time of the nation’s infancy, regardless of the modern public-safety rationale behind them.
The result: Hundreds of gun cases litigated in recent months have become a free-for-all, with lower courts conflicted or confounded about how and where to draw limits on gun rights.
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