Numerous surveys indicate crime remains one of the top issues for voters as the country approaches the midterm elections. A closely related concern is soft-on-crime policies, with large percentages of respondents agreeing that such policies do nothing to improve public safety.
The old saying, "as goes California, so goes the nation," might not be as true as it used to be, but it is important for even non-Californians to understand what politicians have done in our most-populous sate, as some legislators would like to spread these gun-control laws across the country.
In the wake of the landmark Bruen decision, some states have accepted the ruling and begun working to get their laws in compliance, although many overly-burdensome requirements may still need to be addressed.
The effects of the landmark Bruen decision are already being felt.
Here's what a recent ruling from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means for 18-21-year-olds' constitutional rights.