Amy Swearer

Amy Swearer

Senior Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Gun Rights

Amy is a Senior Legal Fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

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Amy Swearer is a Senior Legal Fellow in the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, where her areas of focus include the Second Amendment, overcriminalization, school safety, and mental health policy.

She has become a leading conservative voice in national conversations on gun policy and is routinely asked to testify before state and federal legislative bodies. She runs The Heritage Foundation’s Defensive Gun Use Database and was a primary author of the recently published Heritage Foundation ebook, “The Essential Second Amendment.”

Swearer was the 2022 recipient of The Heritage Foundation’s Joseph Shattan Award for “writing that presents conservative ideas in a powerful and compelling fashion to policymakers and the American people,” and was also named the Second Amendment Institute’s 2022 Gun Rights Champion.

She received her law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law, where she was a member of the Nebraska Law Review and nationally successful moot court teams. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with highest honors from the University of Nebraska, where she was a Chancellor’s Scholar and a goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team.