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:


— When Judicial Activism Suits the Right;

— Daniel White: Favoring gun rights isn’t subversion;

— Dave Workman: Gun rights activists, prohibitionists battle over what is ‘reasonable’;