Opinion & Editorials
Read the latest commentary and editorials on major gun violence prevention issues from the Everytown Law team.
What the 2020 Supreme Court Term Means for US Gun Laws
When it Comes to COVID-19 Business Closure Orders, Courts are Getting it Right: Gun Stores are Not Entitled to Special Treatment
The Second Amendment Does Not Require Officials to Give Gun Stores Special Treatment During Coronavirus Closures
The Right to Civil Justice When Shooters Invoke ‘Stand Your Ground’
Why We Stand Against Stand Your Ground Laws
Stand Your Ground. Line in the Sand. Shoot First. Make My Day. Twenty-six states have passed Stand Your Ground Laws that massively expand traditional self-defense…
Prohibiting Large-Capacity Magazines: A Constitutional Way to Save Lives
Documents Reveal Many Virginia Lawless Counties Admit Their ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’ Are Legally Meaningless; They Are Also Rooted In Discredited Legal Theories
The last few months in Virginia have seen many local governments pass resolutions declaring themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.” A close reading of the text of dozens of these resolutions shows they generally have no actual legal effect — and typically are little more than symbolic political gestures.
Holding the Firearms Industry Accountable for Designing Guns So Easy to Shoot, Even a Toddler Can Do It
Why the Gun Lobby’s Favorite Court Decision Is Wrong
Another Federal Appeals Court Upholds Prohibition on Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazines
The Gun Sale to the Teen Behind Colorado Threats Was Illegal
Red Flag Laws: Extreme Risk Protection Orders Are Essential and Constitutional
When Sheriffs Refuse to Follow the Law
Everytown Law Client Profiled in Texas Monthly Article
Rethinking Legal Responsibility For Stolen Guns
As the gun lobby continues its efforts to dismantle public safety protections around carrying guns in public, communities are left grappling with a range of consequences. Among the most concerning is the problem of gun theft: more guns in public means more opportunities for these guns to be stolen, and indeed, reporting shows that gun thefts have been on the rise in recent years.