WRITTEN BY: Mimi Rocah, a former Federal Prosecutor and Pace Law Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow
It was great to see such an amazing turnout at the November 6 talk with former ATF Mike Burke about guns and gun violence. Please keep reading and talking about the issues. Here are some good follow-up reads:
- Gliffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Categories of Prohibited People, (last visited Nov. 16, 2017) (A summary of prohibited persons and categories under federal law).
- NPR Morning Edition, In Texas and Beyond, Mass Shootings Have Roots in Domestic Violence (Nov. 7, 2017) (An article about the correlation between domestic violence and mass shootings).
- Mark Follman, Gavin Aronsen & Deanna Pan, US Mass Shootings, 1982-2017: Data From Mother Jones’ Investigation, Mother Jones (last updated Nov. 15, 2017) (Mother Jones’ take on gun violence statistics that was referenced in the Nov. 6, 2017 talk at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University).
- Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Domestic Abusers Are Barred from Gun Ownership, but Often Escape the Law, New York Times (Nov. 6, 2017) (An explanation of why the Texas shooter’s Domestic Violence conviction should have barred him from obtaining a weapon).
Please join Mimi Rocah, a former federal prosecutor and Pace Law Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow, as she discusses gun regulation and mass shootings in modern America with Michael Burke, a former ATF Supervisory Special Agent, on November 6, 2017.
Of Interest: Radiolab Presents: More Perfect, The Gun Show (Oct. 12, 2017).
The passing of Justice Scalia last week shook the Nation. As many share memories, review his work, and analyze his jurisprudence, we present our third in a series of observations on Justice Scalia’s tenure as a Supreme Court Justice. This one, by Prof. Bennett L. Gershman of Pace Law School, is a link to his most recent HuffPost piece entitled “Justice Scalia’s Faux Originalism.”
One of the less discussed aspects of gun control is the relationship of guns to suicide. Read further.
Today, the New York legislature overwhelmingly enacted tough new gun control measures that would broadly ban all assault weapons, limit the size of gun magazines to 7 bullets, impose background checks for all gun sales, and require mental health professionals to alert authorities to persons with mental illnesses who are believed to have guns. Other provisions in the bill add new gun crimes, increase punishments for gun-related offenses, and protect the privacy of gun owners.
The legislation, known as the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY – SAFE), is the first enactment by an state of new and tougher gun laws following the massacre in Sandy Hook elementary school the killed twenty children and 6 school staff. Here is the full text of the bill.
Sweeping Limits on Guns Become Law in New York by Thomas Kaplan (New York Times, Jan. 2013)
Community View: Gun owners have a responsibility by Bennett L. Gershman (Dec. 28, 2012)
Editorial: Experts Discuss Future of Gun Laws, Mental-Health Treatment (Dec. 20, 2012)
Editorial Spotlight Replay: Panel Discusses Next Steps After Newtown (Dec. 19, 2012)
Editorial Spotlight: Panel to Discuss Next Steps After Newtown (Dec. 18, 2012)