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About Genesa Cefali

Research Assistant at Duke Center for Firearms Law. J.D. Candidate at Duke University School of Law.  See profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/genesa-cefali-421048116/

Written by Genesa Cefali

Carrying Guns at the Polls: What Does the Second Amendment Have To Say?

Posted by on February 10, 2021

Among the drama of this past election cycle was a flurry of debate over the question of whether Michiganders could carry their guns to the polls. On October 16, 2020, the Michigan Secretary of State issued a directive prohibiting the open carry of firearms at or within 100 feet of polling places on election day. […]

The Historical Pedigree of Long Gun Registration

Posted by on July 16, 2019

In Heller II, the D.C. Circuit claimed that long gun registration requirements are novel, not historic. Heller III reiterated this line, stating that the registration requirement for long guns lacks the “historical pedigree” of the registration requirement for handguns. But is this entirely right? Historical American firearm registration laws suggest that long gun registration is […]

Is First Amendment Fee Jurisprudence the Right Approach to the Second Amendment?

Posted by on July 15, 2019

The historical record suggests: Maybe not.