Gun Rights & Regulation

President Trump has strongly aligned himself with advocates of gun rights—most prominently, by supporting concealed carry reciprocity legislation and revoking key Obama-era regulations.

Updates | The Week of April 17, 2017

4/23/17  //  Daily Update

As part of their Information Wars Series, Leah Litman and Helen Klein Murillo argue that the Administration is pursuing a dangerous "don't investigate-so-you-can-deny" policy with gun violence research.

Information Wars Part IV: Doing Violence To Sensible Policy on Guns

4/19/17  //  Commentary

The Trump administration’s efforts to disguise the facts by not deigning to look for them—and discouraging others from doing so—resemble the United States’ policy on research related to gun violence and gun possession.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

The Attack on American Cities

4/7/17  //  Commentary

Trump's anti-urban rhetoric has fanned the flames of a war by state governments against progressive cities. We see this in battles over sanctuary cities, LGBT rights, gun regulation, employee rights. The time has come for a campaign on behalf of city power.

Richard C. Schragger

UVA School of Law

Updates | The Week of March 20, 2017

3/26/17  //  Daily Update

This week, commentators debated the constitutional basis for a federal concealed carry reciprocity mandate.

Constitutional Hurdles for Concealed Carry Reciprocity

3/16/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

President Trump favors federal legislation requiring states to recognize concealed carry licenses issued by other states. But that policy rests on shaky constitutional foundations.

Joseph Blocher

Duke Law School