Eve Levin  //  10/8/17  //  Topic Update

Following the Las Vegas shooting, the White House said it was too soon to discuss gun control measures (WSJThe HillPoliticoWaPo).

  • Democrats in Congress have called for background check legislation (The Hill).

President Trump announced that he would consider legislation banning the “bump stock” attachment used in the Las Vegas shooting (The Hill).

  • Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada voices support for the ban at ACSblog.

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

The fact that raising the issue of ownership of semiautomatic weapons in a confirmation hearing caused the nomination to be put on hold is a sad development. DOJ officials indicated they cannot regulate sales of gun bump ammunition stocks absent Congressional guidance, but momentum for gun control is quickly waning in Congress.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

An Ohio court suggested that a ban on firearms in a restraining order may violate the Second Amendment.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of October 16

10/21/17  //  Daily Update

Sen. Feinstein argues Congress must act to close the loophole for bump stocks, used in the Las Vegas shooting, in the Firearms Owners Protection Act.