Guns Posts

The US Supreme Court and Guns: a Primer

Where the Supreme Court stands on Gun Laws: (“The Supreme Court has weighed in on relatively few gun-related cases. We look at why.”)

ATF Undercover Operations Under Fire

Court Decision Could Force Changes to ATF’s Undercover Operations: (“On Friday, nine federal judges in Chicago will continue a rare joint hearing to decide whether discrimination is the reason why U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents stage phony drug stash house stings in mostly black neighborhoods in Chicago. The judges decided to get together instead of hearing 12 cases they were overseeing separately. One attorney says while he’s never seen anything like the judges’ panel before, the phony drug stash house sting operation aimed at suspects is not new.”)

Sessions’ DOJ to Crack Down on Gangs, Guns, and Drugs

Sessions Fleshes Out Plan to Crack Down on Gangs, Guns, and Drugs: (“Attorney General Jeff Sessions is unveiling a new aspect of his promised crackdown on violent crime: the reinvigoration of a longstanding Justice Department program aimed at getting federal prosecutors to make a concerted effort to stem drug trafficking and violent gangs in their communities.”)