Professor Jacob Charles Quoted in "Key Gun Control Measure in the Crosshairs at Supreme Court" -- Reuters
Professor Jacob D. Charles is quoted in the Reuters article, "Key Gun Control Measure in the Crosshairs at Supreme Court." The article considers the US Supreme Court's decision on whether a 1994 federal law that bars people under domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms violates the Constitution's Second Amendment.
Excerpt from "Key Gun Control Measure in the Crosshairs at Supreme Court"
Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law professor Jacob Charles faulted the Bruen decision for eliminating the formal requirement that judges consider how effective a challenged law has been at preventing gun violence.
"We often think in terms of, 'Is this law going to save lives?' 'Is it going to decrease threats and intimidation without overly burdening the lawful use of guns?'" Charles said. "By removing those kinds of considerations, it makes constitutional law - and Second Amendment law, in particular - even more removed from the way that ordinary citizens think about constitutional protections."
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