Lawyers Jeffrey Green and C. Kevin Marshall on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed a Writ of Certiorari in a case of whether an officer can perform an “annoying, frightening, and perhaps humiliating”” frisk without assessing whether the individual was “presently dangerous.” The parts of the brief that cite our research include:
What is more, every State in the Country now permits concealed carrying of firearms under certain conditions.
In 2015, the CPRC submitted Amicus Briefs to the 9th Circuit regarding California’s 10-day waiting period for those who have already passed a background check and already own guns. A copy of our brief is available here. Here is the Summary of Argument from our Amicus Curiae brief filed with the United States Supreme Court:
This Court’s decision in District of Columbia v.
At the beginning of June, the Crime Prevention Research Center filed an Amicus Brief in the 9th Circuit case fighting to end California’s 10-day waiting period for those who already own guns. The California Attorney General just filed a response brief on Tuesday where she directly responds to our brief.
Among our claims were:
1) The original briefs put in by the those appealing the Federal District Court decision did not cite one academic study showing that waiting periods or background checks reduced violent crime or suicide.…
In response to claims made before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the CPRC has pointed to that there is no evidence showing that background checks or waiting periods reduce any type of violent crime or total suicides. The case before the court is more specific than that because the claim is that there is a benefit to a 10-day waiting period for those who already lawfully possess a firearm as confirmed in the Automated Firearms System, possess a valid Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license, or who possess a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE).…