As of now, “stand your ground” laws are a matter of state law only, but could in time provide the means to implement a right nationwide if self-defense were ultimately to emerge as a guaranteed right under the Constitution.
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Of all the next-level questions that were stirred up by the Supreme Court’s rulings in 2008 and 2010, the most significant was whether that right was available only within one’s home, or whether it reached at least some places in public.
Courts around the country are reaching differing conclusions about the reach of the Second Amendment.
It can’t be the water. So it must be the sun’s glare on the parched landscape that helps Arizona illuminate our country’s most contentious debates – immigration, health care, abortion, and more.
State motto? State Tree? State bird? State…gun? A Texan explores the boundaries of state pride, and Utah’s impending bill to designate a state gun.