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A Topical Discussion of the Right to Bear Arms

The Liberty and Law Center at Antonin Scalia Law School is publishing a series of articles dealing with “the Second Amendment and civil unrest.” Although the series was originally inspired by the hundreds of violent protests that occurred across the country last summer, the dramatic events that occured last week in Washington, DC make the series even more topical. Here are links to the papers that have been published so far:

David Bernstein, The Right to Armed Self-Defense in the Light of Law Enforcement Abdication https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3703927

Robert Leider, The State’s Monopoly of Force and the Right to Bear Arms https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3711661

Nelson Lund, The Future of the Second Amendment in a Time of Lawless Violence https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3701185

Joyce Lee Malcolm, Self Defense, an Unalienable Right in a Time of Peril: Protected and Preserved by the Second Amendment https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3703895

Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law, What Rights are ‘Essential’? The 1st, 2nd, and 14th Amendments in the Time of Pandemic https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3707739

John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University Law School, Gun Rights Delayed Can Be Gun Rights Denied https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3712472

Nicholas J. Johnson, Fordham University Law School, Private Arms and Civil Unrest: Lessons from the Black Freedom Movement https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3723039

Ryan Davis, Brigham Young University, Neo-Republicanism, Nondomination, and Gun Rights in Uncertain Times https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3722565

Patrick M. Garry, University of South Dakota School of Law, The Second Amendment as a Guard Against Government-Sanctioned Tyrannous Factions https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3712308


Jon Guze / Senior Fellow, Legal Studies

Jon Guze is the Director of Legal Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the John Locke Foundation, Jon practiced law in Durham, North Carolina for over twent...