On June 24, the Center hosted the annual summer Firearms Law Works-in-Progress Workshop at Duke University School of Law. While there were no flintlock muskets, the event included a Thursday night dinner in downtown Durham, lively discussion at Friday’s workshop, and a concluding cocktail reception at the Washington Duke Inn.
A group of highly-accomplished scholars and practitioners presented their works-in-progress related to firearms law broadly defined, touching on important topics from the history of the “religiously scrupulous” clause in the original version of the Second Amendment, to an empirical analysis of the effectiveness of waiting-period restrictions on gun purchases, to criminal use of firearms silencers.
As we’ve done in the past, we invited the participants at this year’s workshop to a write a blog post summarizing their draft to run in a mini-symposium on the papers. We’re excited to publish those posts here over the next few weeks. At the end of the mini-symposium, I’ll update this post with links to all of the collected blog posts of the mini-symposium.
Meanwhile, a couple of photos from the Friday workshop are included below. Thanks to all the participants!