Second Amendment

Teter v. Connors

To Keep and Bear (All Types of) Arms

Law-abiding residents of Hawaii want to own folding pocket-knives with split handles, also sometimes known as butterfly knives. But this type of knife is banned in Hawaii. This prohibition violates the Second Amendment-protected right to keep and bear arms, since the word “arms” applies to knives and other bladed weapons.

A Sobering Moment for the Second Amendment

Second Amendment supporters were shocked this month when the Supreme Court dismissed all 10 gunowners’ rights cases that were pending, thereby denying all 10 cases a hearing. Earlier this year, gun owners achieved a partial victory at the Supreme Court in a battle against New York City’s unconstitutional carry restrictions. MSLF submitted a brief in that…

The Supreme Court’s 2nd Amendment Misfire

On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to review all ten of the Second Amendment cases it had pending on its docket. Though the cases presented different fact patterns and procedural postures, the Court simply refused to weigh in on any of them. There seems to be one likely reason: Chief Justice Roberts does not want the Court to take a stance on the Second Amendment.

The Litigator

Coronavirus Gun Store Shutdown

Even in an emergency, constitutionally-protected rights must be defended. New Mexico’s governor shut down the state’s firearms retailers as part of her emergency orders designed to stop the spread of COVID-19.