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  • April 10, 2024
  • By Andrew Willinger
Fourth Circuit En Banc Report Part II: Serial Numbers and Common Use

In late March, I attended three en banc oral arguments in Second Amendment cases before...

  • September 29, 2023
  • By Ethan Margolis
Repository Highlight: 19th-Century Firearm Laws Penalizing the Refusal to Arrest

As the manager of the Repository of Historical Gun Laws at the Duke Center for Firearms...

  • February 03, 2023
  • By Andrew Willinger
Scholarship Highlight: Policing Gun Violence

Today’s post highlights a new book by Center faculty affiliate Phil Cook (a Professor...

  • January 19, 2022
  • By David Olson
Illegal Firearm Possession: A Reflection on Policies and Practices that May Miss the Mark and Exacerbate Racial Disparity in the Justice System

Introduction Justifiably, there has been considerable attention and focus by the public,...