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The Right to Bear… Stun Guns: Second Amendment Protections Expanded?

by Butler Snow LLP on

The State of Massachusetts prohibits the possession of any “portable device or weapon from which an electrical current, impulse, wave or beam may be directed, which current impulse, wave or beam is designed to incapacitate...more

The Supreme Court - March 2016 #3

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued one per curiam decision on March 21, 2016: Caetano v. Massachusetts, No. 14-10078: Massachusetts enacted a law prohibiting the possession of stun guns. That law was upheld...more

Supreme Court Decides Caetano v. Massachusetts

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On March 21, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Caetano v. Massachusetts, No. 14-10078, reversing the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision upholding a Massachusetts law prohibiting the possession of stun guns. The...more

Cities Left on Their Own in Gun Control Ordinances … For Now

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The United States Supreme Court recently declined review of a lower court decision upholding a City of Highland Park, Ill. ordinance banning the sale and possession of semiautomatic guns that carry more than 10 rounds of...more

Where Does the Supreme Court Stand on Gun Control? District of Columbia v. Heller

by Donald Scarinci on

The recent tragedy in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, has reignited the debate over the most effective means to deter gun violence. As the President Obama and Congress begin to tackle the controversial issue of gun control, they...more

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