by Jon Guze
Senior Fellow, Legal Studies, John Locke Foundation
On Feb. 14, 2022, on behalf of the John Locke Foundation, Jon Guze joined several legal scholars in submitting a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, requesting review of a highly important Second Amendment case, Bianchi v. Frosh. From the press release:
As part of our commitment to the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, the John Locke Foundation has joined a brief in Bianchi v. Frosh, a critical Second Amendment case in which the plaintiffs are requesting review by the U.S. Supreme Court, formally known as a Petition for Writ of Certiorari.
In Bianchi v. Frosh, Dominic Bianchi is challenging Maryland’s law against widely owned semi-automatic rifles such as AR-15s, guns the state law deems military-style “assault weapons.” Maryland residents are banned from owning and possessing these firearms. A Supreme Court decision in the case would help to clarify the types of firearms that are constitutionally protected.
The brief, which includes an extensive discussion of colonial-era firearms, is available at the Supreme Court’s website.