PROFESSOR JAMES JACOBS OF N.Y.U. SAYS THE NINTH CIRCUIT GOT IT WRONG ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT, and that’s a bad thing for gun control. He’s right.
Gun controls that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals — as opposed to ordinary Americans — wouldn’t violate even a strong individual-right interpretation of the Second Amendment. The real barriers to gun control are political, and would largely vanish if Americans trusted the courts to protect their Second Amendment rights.