Course Information

Course Number

556

Credits

2

Second Amendment: History, Theory, and Practice

The Supreme Court’s decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago have ushered in a whole new era of Second Amendment theory, litigation, and politics. Current events keep issues of firearms, gun violence, gun safety, and self-defense constantly in the news. This seminar will explore the Second Amendment and the various state constitutional analogs historically, theoretically, and pragmatically. Students will be introduced to the historical and public policy materials surrounding the Second Amendment, the regulatory environment concerning firearms, and the political and legal issues pertaining to firearm rights-enforcement and policy design. Evaluation for the seminar will be based on eight short reaction papers and in-class participation.

Instructor: Darrell Miller


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Darrell A. H. Miller
Second Amendment: History, Theory, and Practice 556.01
Fall 2014

Darrell A. H. Miller
Second Amendment: History, Theory, and Practice 556.01
Fall 2013
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