The Liberty and Law Center at Antonin Scalia Law School has sponsored a series of articles dealing with the Second Amendment and this summer’s spasm of civil violence.  Preliminary drafts of the papers can be downloaded from

Scalia Law faculty contributed four papers to the series:

David Bernstein, The Right to Armed Self-Defense in the Light of Law Enforcement Abdication

Robert Leider, The State’s Monopoly of Force and the Right to Bear Arms

Nelson Lund, The Future of the Second Amendment in a Time of Lawless Violence

Joyce Lee Malcolm, Self Defense, an Unalienable Right in a Time of Peril: Protected and Preserved by the Second Amendment

Other papers in the series include:

Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law, What Rights are 'Essential'? The 1st, 2nd, and 14th Amendments in the Time of Pandemic

John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University Law School, Gun Rights Delayed Can Be Gun Rights Denied

Nicholas J. Johnson, Fordham University Law School, Private Arms and Civil Unrest: Lessons from the Black Freedom Movement

Ryan Davis, Brigham Young University, Neo-Republicanism, Nondomination, and Gun Rights in Uncertain Times

Patrick M. Garry, University of South Dakota School of Law, The Second Amendment as a Guard Against Government-Sanctioned Tyrannous Factions