Wednesday, February 24, 2016

What Shall Isseue Concealed Carry Laws Have Done

From U.S. v. Robinson (4th Cir. 2016).  The essential question in these related cases is does a tip that a black man has a gun justify a police frisk absent other evidence of criminal behavior?  Essentially the court ruled that where permit issuance is tightly controlled, the tip is enough.  But where black people actually can and do get permits, no, not enough reason.

Robinson was a convicted felon, but the frisk was still illegal.

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