Essays on Race and Guns in America
By Jake Charles on January 4, 2022
Categories: History, Police, Public Carry, Race, Scholarship, Second Amendment, Stand Your Ground, Supreme Court
We are excited to begin rolling out the essays from the Center’s recent roundtable on Race and Guns in America. The essays are impressively rich and thoughtful, offering various descriptions and diagnoses (and some prescriptions) for the persistent problems that arise in a country flooded with guns and saturated with systemic racism.
Starting tomorrow, we will publish one essay each day on the blog (excluding Mondays, when we publish the SCOTUS Gun Watch), with an accompanying link to a PDF version of the post. The titles of the essays are below, and we’ll update this page with the final links to all the essays once the series is complete. [Updated with links.]
We are very grateful to the authors for their time, contributions, and engaging dialogue on a difficult subject.
- Daniel S. Harawa, The Racial Justice Gambit
- Margareth Etienne, Disarming the Police: Blue Lives, Black Lives and Guns
- Lindsay Livingston, From Self-Defense to Self-Deputization: Defensive Gun Use and the Performance of Reasonable Belief
- Gregory S. Parks, When CRT Meets 2A
- Angela R. Riley, Native Nations and The Right to Bear Arms in a Post McGirt World
- Pratheepan Gulasekaram, “The People”, Citizenship, and Firearms
- Patrick J. Charles, Some Thoughts on Addressing Racist History in the Second Amendment Context
- Kami Chavis, The Dangerous Expansion of Stand-Your-Ground Laws and its Racial Implications
- David E. Olson, Illegal Firearm Possession: A Reflection on Policies and Practices that May Miss the Mark and Exacerbate Racial Disparity in the Justice System
- Brennan Gardner Rivas, The Problem with Assumptions: Reassessing the Historical Gun Policies of Arkansas and Tennessee