Second Amendment

The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the right vests in individuals, not merely collective militias, while also ruling that the right is not unlimited and does not prohibit all regulation of either firearms or similar devices. State and local governments are limited to the same extent as the federal government from infringing this right per the incorporation of the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments comprising the Bill of Rights.
Posts about Second Amendment
  • Major Pennsylvania Firearm Cases of 2016

    … previously prohibiting convictions and plea deals. In another case of first impression, we were successful in a Second Amendment as-applied challenge in relation to a mental health commitment. The District Court even declared: Indeed, Mr. Yox provides the perfect test case to challenge § 922(g)(4), as the illogical contradiction of being able…

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • VA Actively Depriving Veterans of Second Amendment Rights

    … Today, I met with a client who was denied by FBI / PSP because of, as stated on the denial, “Veterans Affairs Administration.” Although I’ve vociferously spoken out against the VA being able to strip individuals’ Second Amendment rights, in all honesty, until today, I had not seen a case where a veteran had actually been denied in the absence…

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • Press Release: Second Mental Health As-Applied Challenge Success

    … We are extremely proud to announce that Chief Counsel Joshua Prince was successful in a second Second Amendment as-applied challenge in relation to a prior mental health commitment. As our viewers are likely aware from Attorney Prince’s blog article Monumental Decision from the Middle District Court of Pennsylvania Regarding Mental Health…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • ATTENTION: The 9th Circuit amends the 2nd Amendment…

    … be noted that Peruta technically consisted of consolidated cases wherein plaintiffs challenged essentially the same local (county-level) iteration of §25400 and §25655. The named plaintiff, Peruta, brought a Second Amendment suit against the City of San Diego. Interestingly also, this case was the 9th Circuit’s rehearing and reversal of its own…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • Justice Thomas’ Overlooked Second Amendment Statement

    … Many in the legal profession focus their Supreme Court decision review based on the areas of law in which they practice or otherwise have an interest in, but sometimes, the best support for a particular legal issue comes not from a case on point but in an opinion or concurrence which most would overlook. Last week, on March 30th, the Court…

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Hear Another Second Amendment Case

    … for momentarily storing his firearm in the trunk of his vehicle in an unsecured parking lot made available for postal patrons, Bonidy sought a determination that applying the postal regulation to him under such circumstances would violate the Second Amendment. The area where Bonidy lives is sufficiently rural that there is no home delivery of mail…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 6 readers -
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