Standing His Ground: A legal blog on self-defense, gun control, and the Second Amendment
by Robert Leider

Tag: Bear Arms

  • New York After Bruen

    Last Thursday, the Supreme Court held in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, that New York’s policy of limiting licenses to carry pistols to those who can show “proper cause” is unconstitutional under the Second and Fourteenth Amendments. I will have more to say in the coming days about some of the […]

  • The Myth of the “Massachusetts Model”

    The title of Saul Cornell’s recent blog post—The Myth of Non-enforcement of Gun Laws in Nineteenth Century America—leaves the impression that I will argue that nineteenth-century gun restrictions went unenforced.  I will make no such argument.  In some places, laws regulating the carrying of weapons were enforced strictly.  In others, they were ignored.  Some authorities […]

  • The Right to Bear Arms (Openly?) in the Supreme Court:  Did the Bruen Petitioners Err by Seeking Only a New York “Concealed-Carry” License?

    Since at least Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court has recognized that a litigant may not be able to secure judicial relief if he seeks the wrong remedy. A question about the proper remedy is brewing in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen.  Bruen involves plaintiffs who have unsuccessfully sought unrestricted […]