Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to urge the full court to reconsider a dangerous decision by a three-judge panel which would have subjected a Maryland gun law to the most rigorous form of judicial scrutiny and threatened legislators’ ability to adopt gun laws they believe necessary to protect public safety. On March 4, 2016, the full court agreed to rehear the case
The Florida Stand Your Ground law — which is associated with increased homicides and has a disproportionate effect on communities of color — already gives untrained civilians more leeway to shoot than the U.S. military gives soldiers in war zones.
New legislation in Virginia does not explicitly require domestic abusers to turn in any firearms possessed at the time a protective order is issued and does not lay out any process for surrender.
VA Senate Bill 610 would lower Virginia public safety standards by allowing dangerous and untrained people to carry hidden loaded guns throughout the state — people who could not qualify for a carry permit under Virginia law.
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