Center for Firearms Law | Guns, Violence & Democracy: Panel 3, Guns & (In)Equality

Our next symposium will be hosted at Harvard Law School on March 25, 2022 in coordination with the Harvard Law Review. The theme is Guns, Violence, and Democracy. The events of the past several years—including pandemic-produced uncertainty and economic instability, antiracism protests, and assaults on free and fair elections—have confirmed both the importance and the fragility of democratic institutions. The symposium will discuss the ways that violence shapes U.S. democracy, with an emphasis on the intersection between firearms and issues like voting, public protest, policing, race and privilege. We plan to address some of the theoretical, doctrinal, historical, and policy challenges at the center of this critical debate by drawing together scholars of diverse methodologies and perspectives.
Panel 3: Guns and (In)Equality
This Panel will discuss varying perspectives — in terms of race, gender, and privilege — on the place of guns in American society.
Joseph Blocher, Duke Law
Bertrall Ross, UVA School of Law
Leila Nadya Sadat, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Reva B. Siegel, Yale Law School
Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School, moderator