A Win For Safety: Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Any Challenge to Gun Violence Prevention Laws
Washington, DC (June 15, 2020) — Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to take up any pending petition that would challenge or attempt to weaken gun violence prevention laws such as: may-issue public carry permitting laws, assault weapons bans, and microstamping laws. In declining to take up these cases, the Supreme Court has also declined to upend the framework lower courts have developed to evaluate Second Amendment claims, which could have imperiled many gun violence prevention laws.
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Senior Director of Law & Policy Kelly Roskam issued the following statement:
“In the more than 10 years since the Supreme Court decided D.C. v. Heller, lower courts have overwhelmingly upheld gun violence prevention laws. In denying petitions in 10 Second Amendment cases this morning, the Court has shown a decided lack of appetite to imperil public safety by expanding gun rights beyond what was articulated in Heller. This is a huge win for public safety and the gun violence prevention movement. In declining to take up these cases, the Court has saved countless lives.”