Second Amendment

Some Struggle To Buy Guns as Coronavirus Shutdowns Linger 

DMV closures, gun regs leave blue state buyers in the lurch

Marine Corps reservist Ben Nordstrom looked to purchase a rifle to defend his new residence in California. The coronavirus shutdowns of some gun stores in the state proved a minor inconvenience at first, but Nordstrom is still without his firearm. State law mandates that weapons can only be legally sold to people with valid California photo IDs. The Marine cannot get one because of coronavirus restrictions in the state. In addition, thanks to a rare restriction on ammunition purchases, California also requires state ID and a background check to purchase ammunition, which means he can't buy ammo for the gun he already owns.  

New Gun Owners Could Sway Future Elections

Gun groups say millions of new gun owners could create 'an even more formidable voting bloc'

The record-breaking gun sales during the coronavirus pandemic could bolster candidates that support the Second Amendment in 2020 and alter the course of American gun politics for the foreseeable future.

Woman Turns to Supreme Court to Get Her Guns Back

Court has declined to hear all other Second Amendment cases this session

In 2013, Lori Rodriguez called San Jose police to her home because her husband was having a mental health crisis and making violent threats. Seven years later, she is petitioning the Supreme Court to force the city to return her guns.

Justice Thomas Accuses Supreme Court of Dodging Gun Cases

Court has ruled in just one 2nd Amendment case since 2011

The Supreme Court on Monday denied a slew of gun-rights challenges focused on everything from state "assault weapons" bans to safety requirements and permit issues, sparking a blistering dissent from Justice Clarence Thomas who accused his fellow justices of "looking the other way" on Second Amendment cases.