Upcoming C-SPAN Programs on the Second Amendment

  • Date:
  • February 24, 2021

Starting tonight, CSPAN is airing past events on the Second Amendment in a marathon session. The schedule is here and below is a description of the events, including ones with Darrell as well as other experts who have appeared on this blog and at Center events: Saul Cornell, Patrick Charles, and Brannon Denning, and Adam Winkler.

History of Gun Rights in America

Historian Patrick Charles and legal scholar Brannon Denning discuss the history of the second amendment and American gun rights from the drafting of the Bill of Rights to more recent Supreme Court decisions that have shaped the current debate over gun control legislation. The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia hosted the event.

U.S. Gun Rights & Regulations

The National History Center hosted a discussion on gun rights and regulations. Speaking from the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. were historian Saul Cornell and law professor Darrell Miller. They delved into the drafting of the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment and how it's been interpreted ever since.

NRA Origins & 1930s Politics

A discussion on the National Rifle Association. Patrick Charles, Senior Historian for the United States Airforce, talked about the history of the NRA, including changes in gun control and views on the Second Amendment. This interview was recorded at the annual American Historical Association meeting.

American Artifacts National Firearms Museum

National Firearms Museum director Jim Supica and senior curator Phil Schreier talked about the museum's collection of handguns, rifles, and other firearms, and explained the role these weapons have played in the settlement, expansion and preservation of the United States. The National Firearms Museum is owned and operated by the National Rifle Association.

History Bookshelf Adam Winkler, "Gunfight"

Adam Winkler talked about his book "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America." He was interviewed by Mr. Dunham and responded to questions from members of the audience. This presentation of the Texas Book Festival was held in the C-SPAN/Book TV Tent. The program concluded with festival information

Lectures in History First & Second Amendment Court Cases

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee visiting professor John Prevas taught a class at IMG Academy about the First and Second amendments to the U.S. Constitution, using court cases to demonstrate how these rights have been interpreted. Located in Bradenton, Florida, IMG Academy is a college preparatory boarding school focused on student-athletes. Mr. Prevas teaches at the school as part of IMG Academy's partnership with the University of South Florida to offer certain students courses with college credit.