More than half of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history have occurred within the past decade. In 2012, Americans were rocked by the news of deadly shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and Aurora, Colorado. Tragedies like those that occurred in Newtown and Aurora spark renewed ...[Continue Reading]
Articles examining gun rights.
Legislators aiming to control the use of 3D printers to make guns may have overshot the mark. ...[Continue Reading]
In Star Trek: Insurrection, Captain Jean-Luc Picard finds himself surrounded by his slow moving yet deadly opponent, the Borg. Luckily for Picard, he has access to a “replicator”, a device that can create almost any object on request. Picard uses the replicator and requests a Tommy gun, ...[Continue Reading]
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the U.S. Supreme Court, in striking ...[Continue Reading]
In a previous article, the Campbell Law Observer discussed the recent changes to North Carolina’s “castle doctrine,” which created a statutory presumption of a reasonable fear of imminent death or serious bodily harm when a person uses deadly force to defend himself in his home, vehicle, or ...[Continue Reading]