2023 Firearms Law Works-in-Progress Workshop in Fort Worth, Texas
On June 7th and 8th, the Duke Center for Firearms Law was proud to co-host the fifth annual Firearms Law Works-in-Progress Workshop in collaboration with the University of Wyoming College of Law’s Firearms Research Center (FRC). The 2023 event was planned by the FRC and took place on the campus of Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. The Center would like to thank the FRC, its co-director George Mocsary, and the staff at Texas A&M for organizing an excellent event!
This year’s workshop included new and returning scholars—law professors in many different career stages, one current law student, one recent graduate in private practice, and two members of the non-legal academy—who presented works-in-progress on a variety of topics related to firearms law and gun regulation. Across four sessions, 12 participants presented scholarly articles in progress on subjects including theoretical and doctrinal questions surrounding the Bruen decision, “assault weapon” bans, gun industry anti-boycott laws, and the intersection between privacy law and the Second Amendment. The event also included a trolley ride, a Tex-Mex dinner in downtown Fort Worth, and a barbeque lunch.
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 that will be hosted here on the blog. We’re excited to publish those posts in the coming weeks. At the end of the mini-symposium, I’ll update this page with links to all of the collected blog posts from the mini-symposium.
Meanwhile, a couple of photos from the workshop are included below. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make the event such a success!
- Jamie McWilliam - Firearms, Defense, and the Common Good
- Dru Stevenson - The Gun Industry and the New Anti-Boycott Laws
- Leo Bernabei - Taking Aim at New York's Concealed Carry Improvement Act
- Daniel Barnhizer - "[B]eing Necessary to the Security of a Free State ...": Understanding a Possible Connection Between the Second Amendment and the Rule of Law
- Megan Walsh - Gunowner Privacy and the Second Amendment