Professor Jacob Charles Quoted on State Gun Laws in Los Angeles Times and Axios
Professor Jacob D. Charles is quoted regarding state gun laws in the Los Angeles Times and Axios. The Los Angeles Times article, "9th Circuit Ruling Threatens California Ban on Unlicensed Open Carry of Handguns," considers a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision regarding a lower court's ruling on the enforcement of open carry laws in California. The Axios article, "Democrats Question Legality of New Mexico's Temporary Ban Order," examines the tension for New Mexico gun control advocates between proposing stricter laws and the legal roadblocks to enacting legislation.
Excerpt from "9th Circuit Ruling Threatens California Ban on Unlicensed Open Carry of Handguns"
The higher court’s ruling did not conclude that enforcement should be halted, instead sending the case back down to the lower district court for another analysis. However, it did provide “instructions” on how that analysis should be conducted, with language that will make it more difficult for the state to prove its laws are constitutional, legal experts said.
“The court seems to think that California can’t meet this burden,” said Jake Charles, an associate professor at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law and an expert in firearms law.
The complete article may be found at Los Angeles Times
Excerpt from "Democrats Question Legality of New Mexico's Temporary Ban Order"
The high court threw scores of other gun laws into jeopardy when it said that only gun laws with historical precedent are constitutionally permissible.
The high court's ruling may jeopardize Lujan Grisham's executive order, according to Jake Charles, a law professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, who has tracked every federal court case citing Bruen.
"Bruen made it real easy to dismiss laws like these as "outliers" that don't count," he wrote on X.
The complete article may be found at Axios