//  2/22/18  //  Commentary

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Easha, Jason, and Charlie discuss what's going on in courts related to gun regulation. They focus on one versus Trump lawsuit in this area: suits by the Gabby Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence requesting any Trump Administration records that would show the influence of the gun lobby on the Administration. As usual, you can listen online below, and subscribe here with any podcast player or here in iTunes.

They start the episode by describing Giffords Law Center v. ATF and related cases, which are Freedom of Information Act suits requesting records of DOJ and ATF that might reveal how coordinated the Trump Administration has been with the NRA and other pro-gun interests. They then wonder whether the suits might really move the needle of our policy discussions. The episode then turns to other kinds of gun-related litigation, including Heller and other cases over the right to bear arms. Finally, Charlie, Jason, and Easha answer a listener question about the ability of the House to declassify information on its own.

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Links

  • The Complaints in the Giffords Law Center cases are all here.
  • Margaret Hartmann of New York Magazine had a helpful post about actions the Trump Administration has taken to loosen gun regulations here.
  • Easha mentioned the PLCAA, the law that preempts state tort liability for most torts against gun manufacturers. NPR had a good article about the law here.

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