In 1993, Congress passed a federal gun-control measure known as the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. The act required background checks for anyone who wanted to purchase a firearm.
On Oct. 1, 2018, 58 people were killed and 546 wounded by a gunman from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. And then came the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. In many ways, the response has proven the resolve of Americans and their institutions in an increasingly uncertain world – with one glaring exception. The post-Las Vegas political discourse has been depressingly inadequate.
Law schools around the nation are stepping up the conversation about gun laws and regulations.
The concealed carry bill passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday would be a massive overhaul of America’s gun laws. It’s being sold as “let people travel with their guns” but it does much, much more. Proponents say the bill is necessary to protect people like
The Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 made the knowing possession of a firearm in a school zone a crime under federal law.
In 2008, The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision ultimately struck down a Washington, D.C. statute that effectively barred residents, other than police officers and security guards, from owning handguns.