Last Thursday, the Supreme Court struck down a lower court's decision to uphold New York's century-old law restricting who can obtain a license to carry a concealed firearm in public — the first major gun-related case since McDonald v. City of Chicago in 2010. The majority opinion in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen enforced a "history, text, and tradition" approach to evaluate gun regulation cases — which some warn may result in "cherry-picking" the historical record.

This week, Brooke talks to Timothy Zick, professor of law at William and Mary Law School and author of the forthcoming book, Managed Dissent: The Law of Public Protest, about the next major, backward-looking debate over gun control, and what's to come after Bruen.


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On the Media (WNYC Studios) (July 1, 2022)


Run time: 22 minutes. Professor Zick’s section starts at 5:00.