SCOTUS’s 2023 Term Was a Triumph for Reining in Executive Branch Overreach

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By Shelby Baird Smith The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2023 Term has been a triumph for reining in executive overreach. It is no secret that the Biden administration has used its executive agencies—and for our industry Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in particular—to circumvent the will of Congress to enact its radical antigun […]

Understanding What the Loper Bright and Jarkesy Regulatory Earthquake Means for Gun Owners

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As Dan posted yesterday, the Supreme Court has decided Loper Bright v. Raimondo, and in so doing has officially overruled and destroyed the doctrine of Chevron deference. Under Chevron, federal courts were severely handcuffed when evaluating federal agencies’ interpretations of federal law. Loper Bright followed the Court’s decision the day before in SEC v. Jarkesy, which […]

SCOTUS Chevron Deference Cases Could Put an End to ATF Regulatory Overreach

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  This is a fish story that could have seismic impacts for the way the federal government generates gun control regulations. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases – both challenging a National Marine Fisheries Service rule that requires commercial fishing boats to pay for government monitors that keep watch over crews for […]