The Case Of The
Dueling Attorneys General

There's a different sort of balancing act these
days between pro- and anti-gun attorneys general.

By Dave Workman. Jan 2, 2023

Perhaps nothing became clearer in 2022 than the division between Democrat and Republican attorneys general, with one group supporting the Second Amendment and the other supporting restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.

As previously reported in TGM, the year came to an end with a coalition of 23 attorneys general signing an amicus brief supporting federal efforts to ban the possession of firearms from which serial numbers have been removed, according to a press release from the office of New York AG Letitia James.

But go back several months and recall how 25 attorneys general—all Republicans—signed onto an amicus to the U.S. Supreme Court, supporting a challenge by the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to the ban on so-called “assault weapons” by the state of Maryland.

The high court ultimately granted certiorari to the Maryland case, known as Bianchi v. Frosh, but then immediately vacated the lower court ruling and remanded the case for further review under the new Second Amendment guidelines set down in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen .....


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