The boundaries that have defined the gun debate are fracturing. One demonstration of this is the amicus brief filed by the Black Attorneys of Legal Aid (BALA), the Bronx Defenders and others in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) v. Bruen, now before the U.S. Supreme Court. Bruen is a challenge to New York’s expensive and restrictive firearms permitting scheme.
In 2020, as concerns over COVID-19 and violent unrest gripped the nation, Americans demonstrated unprecedented support for their right to keep and bear arms. The FBI conducted a record-setting 39.6 million National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) checks in 2020.
The 2016 elections seem like an eternity ago, to me, considering all that has happened since Donald Trump was elected president.