The Second Amendment at the Supreme Court: A Conversation with Nina Totenberg

A discussion on gun reform after the Supreme Court’s first hearing on the Second Amendment in 10 years, State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York (NYSRPA). The case represents the first time the Supreme Court has heard arguments in a Second Amendment case in almost 10 years. NYSRPA concerns a challenge to a New York City regulation that restricted individuals who hold “premises licenses”—those that allow individuals to possess a gun at home—from bringing their firearms to shooting ranges or second homes outside the City. The City changed the regulation after the Supreme Court granted review, and New York State has also since passed legislation that allows the petitioners to bring their guns outside New York City to other shooting ranges and second homes. The panelists discuss what to make of the Supreme Court’s questioning at oral argument and also what other Second Amendment and firearms law cases may soon be coming to the Court.

Speakers include: Nina Totenberg (NPR), Joseph Blocher (Duke Law), Darrell A. H. Miller (Duke Law); moderator: Jake Charles (Duke Law)

Sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law and Duke in DC.