[I]f Barrett wins Senate confirmation, the court’s approach to the Second Amendment could be in for a big shift.
Kris Brown, president of Brady United Against Gun Violence, said she has “grave concerns” about that prospect.
“There’s a whole host of public safety bills and laws that we’ve had in effect for a quarter century, including the Brady background check system, that we are concerned about with her on the court,” Brown said.
Brown isn’t just speculating.
In 2019, in a case before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Barrett laid out her thinking about gun rights. UCLA law professor Adam Winkler, who wrote a book about Second Amendment jurisprudence called Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, took note.
“The opinion is very revelatory,” Winkler said. “It really shows that she has a very expansive view of gun rights, likely one even broader than Justice Antonin Scalia.”
– Carrie Johnson in Gun Control Groups Voice ‘Grave Concerns’ About Supreme Court Nominee’s Record