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.
On the Media (WNYC Studios) (July 1, 2022)
Gladstone, Brooke and Zick, Timothy, "Bruen and the Distorted History of Gun Regulation" (2022). Popular Media. 575.
Run time: 22 minutes. Professor Zick’s section starts at 5:00.