Publication Date
September 26, 2022
Nicholas James Johnson, David B. Kopel, George A. Mocsary, E. Gregory Wallace, Donald Kilmer
This 2022 Supplement begins with New York State Rifle and Piston Ass'n v. Bruen—a short introduction setting up the case. All the Bruen opinions are reprinted in full. There are short sections on the four Second Amendment cases that the Court granted, vacated, and remanded after Bruen. And a summary of judicial opinions applying Bruen.

Chapter 12.A of the textbook provides a summary of “Rules from Heller and McDonald.” We do the same for Bruen. As post-Bruen cases are decided, you can observe how lower court opinions implement Bruen’s rules.

The Bruen material accounts for nearly a hundred pages. The Supplement then proceeds in the usual manner for supplements. For the sections of chapters about contemporary statutes and law (Chs. 8-16), a parallel section of the Supplement describes important new cases, statutes, regulations, or scholarship. Many of the new items could be good topics for class papers or law journals.

Of the statutory changes in the last year, the most important was amendments of the main national gun control law, the Gun Control Act, in June 2022. Prof. Robert Leider describes the amendments and also considers some possible practical or interpretive problems. The most important regulatory change was the 364-page “Frame or Receiver” regulation from ATF. It is explained in legal education materials from the law firm Reeves & Dola.
Recommended Citation
Johnson, Nicholas James and Kopel, David B. and Kopel, David B. and Mocsary, George A. and Wallace, E. Gregory and Kilmer, Donald, 2022 Supplement for Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights, and Policy (3d. ed.) (August 1, 2022). Aspen Publishers, Available at SSRN:

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