Essays from Privatizing the Gun Debate Conference
On March 18th, the Center hosted a conference at the law school on Privatizing the Gun Debate. We were grateful to be joined by a dozen scholars, practitioners, and public officials to discuss the ways that firearms are increasingly being regulated outside legislative channels through actions like tort lawsuits and business policies. The keynote address was deliver by Alejandro Celorio, the special legal adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. In his address, Mr. Celorio discussed Mexico's decision to file a lawsuit against U.S. gun manufacturers for gun violence in Mexico.
In the coming weeks, and starting with a series of essays next week, we will be posting essays from participants in the event, including the following set of essays to kick off the series. This post will be updated with links to the published essays and the remaining set once they are all published. [Updated with links.]
- Ilya Somin, Property Rights, Gun Rights, and Takings
- Lars Noah, Does the Threat of Tort Liability Unduly Burden the Right to Bear Arms?
- Dru Stevenson, Guns and Banks: New Laws & Policies
- Jonathan Lowy, The Road to The Sandy Hook Settlement
- Heidi Li Feldman, Public Nuisance Liability and the Irrelevance of the Second Amendment
- Jody Madeira, A New Call to Arms: Rewriting Second Amendment Threats
- Ian Ayres, Katrina Brees & Fred Vars, Time To Live: Safer Gun Safes and Smarter Smart Guns
For more pictures of the event, check out this thread from Duke Law's Twitter account.