Sep 05 2019
Second Amendment Debate

Second Amendment Debate

Presented by The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

5:30-7:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
In a pair of deeply divided opinions a decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that the Second Amendment provides an individual constitutional right to possess a firearm at home for self-defense. But those cases also approved of some long-standing prohibitions on gun possession, and they did not precisely define either the scope of the Second Amendment right or the boundaries of permissible firearm regulation. Judges, lawmakers, and scholars across the country continue to debate these questions, with some suggesting that the jurisprudential, historical, and real-world arguments favor an exclusively home-based right and others arguing that the scope cannot be so limited, either as a constitutional or as a practical matter. Which view is right? What consequences follow from each? And does the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a new Second Amendment case suggest that the Court will offer additional insights on the question?

Admission Info

This event is free and open to the public.

Dates & Times

2019/09/05 - 2019/09/05

Location Info

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

383 S. University Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84112