Slavery and the Right to Bear Arms

A recent Federal Appeals Court decision rejecting the District of Columbia’s efforts to restrict carrying handguns in public was based on a narrow view of precedents created by pro-slavery judges in the antebellum South, says Fordham University legal historian Saul Cornell.

Court Blocks DC’s Enforcement of Gun Restrictions

A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked Washington, D.C., from enforcing strict limits on carrying concealed firearms in public, restrictions that police officials have said are necessary to promote public safety in the nation’s capital, reports the Washington Post. In a 2-to-1 decision, the U . . . Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!