Although the Supreme Court announced today that it will refuse to hear a challenge to Texas’s ban on the public carrying of firearms by 18-20 year-olds, the Justices are expected to soon take-up the broader issue of overly restrictive gun-carry laws in another series of cases that have been working their way through the judicial system.
In what he framed as the “defining project of our generation,” President Barack Obama vowed last night in his annual State of the Union address to aggressively address economic inequality in America, with or without support from Congress.
But instead of focusing on areas designed only to create wedge issues for the 2014 election, the President could have focused on proposals with bipartisan support that effectively address the issue of economic inequality.
The Supreme Court agreed late last week to hear a First Amendment case involving the government’s threatened prosecution of political speakers who allegedly mislead their listeners.
Adding to the growing body of pro-Second Amendment judicial precedent, a Federal Judge Monday overturned Chicago’s ban on retail gun sales. Judge Edmond Chang also overturned the city’s ban on private gun transfers between individuals.
The legal victory is a bigger win for gun-rights activists than it appears at face value.
In a 12-3 ruling, a Florida District Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that public universities may not prohibit college students from keeping guns in their cars when permitted by state law.