WTVM Legal Break – Gun Control and the 2nd Amendment
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Attorney Gary Bruce discusses gun control and the Second Amendment, including what changes, if any, we can expect to see in the law in the coming months. Gary points out that the recent reliance on the second amendment is based largely on the 2008 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court when J. Scalia wrote that the right to bear arms in our homes was a fundamental right.
Although the second amendment has been in place for 200 years, the court expanded its application only in recent years (arguably in response to gun lobbyists and the NRA). Gary does not see a retraction given the composition of the current Court but does note that common sense still (or should) plays a role in the limits on gun ownership in the USA. It is important to know your state and local laws and to stay abreast of any changes in federal law. If have any questions about this or other legal issues, we welcome your call for a free consultation.