Duke in DC - David M. Rubenstein Conference Center

1201 Pennsylvania Ave. Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004

Washington, DC, US, 20004

We will gather for a discussion on gun reform after the Supreme Court’s first hearing on the Second Amendment in 10 years.

Confirmed speakers include:

Nina Totenberg – 
Legal Affairs Correspondent, NPR

Joseph Blocher – 
Faculty Co-director, Duke Center for Firearms Law | 
Lanty L. Smith ’67 Professor of Law, Duke Law School

Darrell A. H. Miller
 – Faculty Co-director, Duke Center for Firearms Law
 | Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law, Duke Law School

Jake Charles (Moderator)
 – Executive Director, Duke Center for Firearms Law

The Center for Firearms Law at Duke University School of Law and Duke in DC are hosting a reception and panel discussion on the Supreme Court’s December 2nd oral arguments in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York (NYSRPA). The case represents the first time the Supreme Court has heard arguments in a Second Amendment case in almost 10 years. NYSRPA concerns a challenge to a New York City regulation that restricted individuals who hold “premises licenses”—those that allow individuals to possess a gun at home—from bringing their firearms to shooting ranges or second homes outside the City. The City changed the regulation after the Supreme Court granted review, and New York State has also since passed legislation that allows the petitioners to bring their guns outside New York City to other shooting ranges and second homes. We will discuss what to make of the Supreme Court’s questioning at oral argument and also what other Second Amendment and firearms law cases may soon be coming to the Court.

Wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres will be served starting at 6pm. The panel discussion will begin at 6:30pm.