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Dr. Jonathan Metzl wrote an article for the Boston Review, titled “The Supreme Court Is Poised to Put Politics Ahead of Gun-Violence Prevention”.

Posted by on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in Home, News, News Home.

 

The Supreme Court Is Poised to Put Politics Ahead of Gun-Violence Prevention

Dr. Jonathan Metzl wrote an article for the Boston Review, titled “The Supreme Court Is Poised to Put Politics Ahead of Gun-Violence Prevention”.

New York State Rifle & Pistol v. Bruen may give the right—and its politics of racial resentment—a major win, but at the cost of gun control laws known to prevent shootings. A ruling against New York could overturn a decade of Second Amendment precedents in ways that unravel gun regulations in cities and states across the United States by rendering many lower-court rulings and state gun laws unconstitutional.

“Research has repeatedly shown that the notion of an imagined or speculative threat is often racialized in ways that drive gun markets…”

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Jonathan Metzl

Director, Medicine, Health, and Society

Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society

Professor of Psychiatry

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