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About Mary Anne Franks

Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law.  See profile: https://www.law.miami.edu/faculty/mary-anne-franks

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Feelings, Facts, and Firearms: Teaching the Second Amendment

Posted by on July 9, 2019

The fact that guns tend to inspire very strong feelings, especially in Americans, makes the experience of teaching firearms law both a pleasure and a challenge. On the one hand, student enthusiasm for subject matter is always gratifying; at the same time, intense emotion can sometimes be at odds with reasoned discussion and critical reflection. […]