Claremont Institute

Second Amendment

Montana Shooting Sports Association v. Holder (2013)

Whether the intrastate manufacture and sale of firearms is beyond the scope of Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce, including federal manufacturing and licensing requirements.


Fyock v. Sunnyvale (2015)

Whether a city ordinance outlawing the possession of firearm magazines having capacities of more than ten rounds violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.


Peruta v. California (2016)

As interpreted by a particular county, whether a state law that effectively bans the carrying of firearms by ordinary, law-abiding citizens violates their right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment.


McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010)

Whether the Second Amendment is applicable to the states and local governments, and thus whether a city’s effective ban on handguns violates the Second Amendment.


Jackson v. City and County of San Francisco (2014)

Whether San Francisco’s law requiring homeowners or residents to keep handguns stored in locked containers, or effectively disabled with trigger locks, unless carried on one’s person, violates the plaintiffs’ right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment. Secondly, whether San Francisco’s law prohibiting the sale of “non-sporting,” expanding, or fragmenting ammunition violates the plaintiffs’ right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment.