Professor Jacob Charles, "Are Gun Laws Constitutional? Courts Must Now Look at History to Decide" -- SFGate News
Professor Jacob D. Charles's opinion article, "Are Gun Law Constitutional? Courts Must Now Look at History to Decide," is published in SFGate News. The article considers the Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen that strikes down New York's strict rules for obtaining a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.
Excerpt from "Are Gun Law Constitutional? Courts Must Now Look at History to Decide"
The opinion's greatest impact will probably come when lower courts begin to apply the Supreme Court's new legal framework for gun rights in future cases. That framework requires judges to decide Second Amendment challenges by looking only to history, upholding contemporary laws with historical antecedents and striking down those without. Apparently that framework holds whether or not the challenged laws effectively prevent gun-related injuries and deaths.
The complete article may be found at SFGate