Gun Law News 8/13/2012

Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at UCLA, documents the actual history in Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. Guns were regulated in the U.S. from the earliest years of the Republic. Laws that banned … — Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:34:22 -0700

We can’t talk about meaningful gun laws, despite the fact that gun incidents are the third leading cause of injury death (just behind motor vehicle accidents and poisoning) and that the Constitutional right to own a gun is no longer an issue. — Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:05:37 -0700

Old habits die hard, and Russia’s restrictive gun legislation was never seriously softened over the past 100 years, despite regular calls to the purpose, the latest of which came last week from a pro-Kremlin senator. Those who oppose firearms … — Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:49:24 -0700

And Gallup polls have shown support for stricter gun laws has been falling since 1990. Last year 55 percent of Americans said gun laws should remain the same or become more lenient. Dr. David Satcher tried to make gun violence a public … — Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:10:00 -0700

So I must vehemently disagree with you on the idea that we must address the crazy, disaffected, mental unstable people who use guns to kill people; and leave the rational-law-abiding-gun owners alone. It is the damned guns that kill so many, … — Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:06:10 -0700

Massachusetts’ gun control laws are famously strict, although the murder rate in Dorchester doesn’t suggest that they’re effective at preventing gun deaths. The gun laws aren’t aimed at this, although it’s the nominal justification. Rather, they … — Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:31:00 -0700

Would it truly give you a sense of security if a law was passed that banned gun ownership? Are you really stupid enough to believe that that would solve all the problems and that there would never be any more gunmen opening fire on people … — Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:20:35 -0700

So rather than focus the efforts of law enforcement on criminals, these masters of societal improvement suggest that a properly caring government should control the purchase of guns by pre-determining who the future criminals are likely to be; … — Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:10:06 -0700

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bryan L. Ciyou is a trial and appellate attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. He earned his BA with distinction and graduated through the honors program, along with his JD,... Read More