In 2008 the Supreme Court of the United States decided District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570. The significant case has been followed in all jurisdictions to protect an individual’s right to possess a firearm for lawful purposes including self-defense. Later cases, such as McDonald v. Chicago, recognized the Second Amendment as extending to the states under the 14th Amendment.
The majority decision in McDonald also made clear that firearms restrictions include those to "prohibit… the possession of firearms by felons or mentally ill" and "laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms” were permissible.
This course, led by attorney Robert La Reddola, discusses this legal backdrop and analyze legal issues such as the scope of future legislative restrictions, the effect of concealed carry legislation, the impact of mass shootings and the limits of mental hygiene records access.
Understand current federal enforcement under the National Firearms Act, The 1934 Gun Control Act, the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act, The Firearms Owner’s Protection Act and The Brady Bill of 1994
Very well prepared and presented program!
This course was great! Would like to see more on this issue.
Mr. LaReddola did an outstanding job explaining the topic especially given the history and complexity of the 2nd Amendment issues. I look forward to future updates as the cases come down after Heller.
Very good presenter and very good course
Fantastic analysis. Highly recommend!
Wonderful course. Materials excellent!
We need more firearms classes. Thanks