With not one but two new justices, will the Roberts Court finally resolve the constitutional questions about the individual right to carry firearms outside of the home, and whether states may enact so-called “assault rifle” bans of America’s most commonly purchased rifles? We welcome you to join us in a lively conversation.
Panel 1: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ET
Does the right to bear arms include a right to carry handguns in public?
- Stephen P. Halbrook, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, and author of The Founders’ Second Amendment
- Jonathan E. Taylor, a Principal at Gupta Wessler PLLC, author of amicus briefs on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety
- Moderator: The Honorable Gregory Katsas, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
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Panel 2: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ET
Are semiautomatic rifles, aka “assault weapons,” protected by the Second Amendment?
Mark W. Smith, Presidential Scholar and Fellow in Law and Public Policy at the King’s College, Vice President, New York City Federalist Society, and New York Times bestselling author
Jonathan Lowy, Vice President, Legal Action Project, at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, author of The Right Not To Be Shot
Lunch Keynote Address: 12:15 p.m. ET
Address by Professor Renee Lerner, Donald Philip Rothschild Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School