• Heritage Action
  • More
Oct 19

The Right to Arms and the War on Guns

Ever since the Supreme Court declared, by a slim majority, that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms” is an individual right that is protected from infringement by the Second Amendment, the scope of that right has remained unclear. Moreover, with the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, author of the majority opinion in the landmark Second Amendment case, District of Columbia v. Heller, this right appears to be on shaky ground. And each new violent incident involving a firearm invariably leads to more demands for stricter gun control laws. Are gun control measures effective at preventing violence or do they end up doing more harm than good? Are gun control restrictions constitutional? What did our Founding Fathers think about the right to keep and bear arms and what role does or should the Second Amendment play in today’s society? Please join us as these distinguished experts discuss these and other issues surrounding one of today’s most important and contentious issues.

More About the Speakers

John Lott
Author of The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies

Nelson Lund
Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

David Clarke, Jr.
Sheriff, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Hosted By

John Malcolm John Malcolm

Director, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and the Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow Read More