The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, joined by law enforcement and other gun violence prevention groups, filed a friend of the court brief today in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court urging the Court to uphold a life-saving gun safety law requiring that guns be secured to prevent accidents and unauthorized use.
The case, Commonwealth v. Runyan, will mark the first time an appellate court considers a challenge to a safe gun storage law following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Second Amendment ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller. The Runyan case involves a government appeal of a lower court ruling citing the Second Amendment in dismissing an indictment against a parent who failed to secure a semiautomatic rifle from his severely handicapped teenage son.
For more, go to: http://www.bradycampaign.org/media/release.php?release=1150
— When Judicial Activism Suits the Right; http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/opinion/24ponnuru.html
— Daniel White: Favoring gun rights isn’t subversion; http://www.examiner.com/x-2206-Cleveland-Gun-Rights-Examinery2009m6d30-Favoring-gun-rights-isnt-subversion
— Dave Workman: Gun rights activists, prohibitionists battle over what is ‘reasonable’; http://www.examiner.com/x-4525-Seattle-Gun-Rights-Examinery2009m6d29-Gun-rights-activists-prohibitionists-battle-over-what-is-reasonable