Duke Center for Firearms Law

Duke Center on Law & Technology

The Duke Center for Firearms Law is dedicated to the development of firearms law as a scholarly field. It seeks to do so through the development and support of reliable, original, and insightful scholarship, research, and programming on firearms law that will be useful to lawyers, policy makers, and the interested layperson.

Repository of Historical Gun Laws

The Repository of Historical Gun Laws is a database of gun laws from the medieval age to 1776 in England and from the colonial era to the middle of the 20th century in the United States. This repository is intended as a resource for scholars and practitioners interested in historical laws concerning firearms and other similar weapons.

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The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Cover of book, "The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller " The Second Amendment is among the most recognized provisions of the Constitution. It is also perhaps the most misunderstood. Common misconceptions about the amendment - what it forbids, what it permits, how it functions as law - distort the gun debate and America's constitutional culture. In The Positive Second Amendment, Blocher and Miller provide the first comprehensive post-Heller account of the history, theory, and law of the right to keep and bear arms.

 

Contact Us

Center for Firearms Law
Duke Law School
210 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27707

Email the Center at firearmslaw@law.duke.edu.

Questions or comments about the Repository of Historical Gun Laws can be sent to gunlaws@law.duke.edu.