Mark Bennett was confirmed to the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday despite a majority of Republican senators voting against his nomination over concerns with his record on gun rights.
Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, has ruled on a number of gun-related cases in his time on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, including a written opinion that comprehensively explains his approach to determining whether or not gun laws are constitutional.
Gun groups on both sides of the issue responded to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court on Monday.
In the weeks and months since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, the debate over whether teachers should be able to carry firearms in schools has received a great deal of attention. A number of states have allowed teachers to carry firearms in schools for years and provide some insight into how such programs work in practice and what motivates teachers who want to be armed.
The president of the American Medical Association (AMA) expressed support over the weekend for proposals that would expand the group’s advocacy for new gun control laws.
The National Rifle Association filed suit against the New York State Department of Financial Services and Governor Andrew Cuomo (D.) on Friday, alleging they violated the group’s First Amendment rights.
At the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting on Friday, President Donald Trump assured a cheering crowd of supporters that he and his administration would remain committed to protecting gun rights.
Gun rights groups filed two separate lawsuits against an Illinois town this week after it enacted an ordinance banning certain firearms and ammunition magazines.