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Firearms Policy and Status



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Firearms policy debates involve the special concerns of diverse groups in American society This Chapter examines disparate views about the costs and benefits of firearms in the context of race gender sexual orientation age disability marijuana use military service and Indian tribes brbrPrevious chapters have primarily focused on judicial decisions and legislative and historical material The content here is different For the first five groups in the above list their views are presented through amicus briefs most of them procon briefs from Heller Pedagogically the briefs are the opportunity to study how policy advocates serve as genuine ÔÇ£friends of the courtÔÇØ by presenting the court with specialized expertise and information As you will see there is quite a diversity of writing styles in highquality amicus briefs The complete briefs are available at Scotusblog's Heller Case Page For beginning lawyers with an interest in public affairs helping with an amicus brief is an excellent and educational pro bono projectbrbrThe Chapter is divided into the following PartsbrbrA Firearms Policy and the Black CommunitybrbrB GenderbrbrC Age and Physical DisabilitybrbrD Sexual OrientationbrbrE Categories of Prohibited Persons Mental Illness Marijuana and the MilitarybrbrF Indian Tribesbr

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Firearms Policy and Status