Gun Control: Discussion with Congressman John Yarmuth and Professor Neil Kinkopf

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
2301 South Third Street Room 275
Louisville, KY
For a summary of this event, please see here.
 
 
The Kentucky Lawyer Chapter and University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society and Public Interest Section of the Louisville Bar Association presented:
 
 
Gun Control: Discussion with Congressman John Yarmuth and Professor Neil Kinkopf
 
Featuring:
 
 
Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY)
Third Congressional District of Kentucky
 
 
 
Neil J. Kinkopf
Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law; Former Special Assistant, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice; Author, "The Balanced Budget Amendment: A Threat to the Constitutional Order"; Member, Board of Advisors, ACS Georgia Lawyer Chapter
 
 
The Kentucky Lawyer Chapter and University of Louisville School of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society as well as the Public Interest Section of the Louisville Bar Association welcomed Congressman John Yarmuth and Georgia State College of Law Professor Neil Kinkopf to discuss the politics and constitutional implications of Congress’s efforts to strengthen our nation’s gun laws.
 
Congressman Yarmuth, who has been in the national spotlight for his support of federal proposals to help reduce gun violence, provided insight into legislation pending before Congress – including universal background checks and restrictions on high-capacity ammunition magazines and assault weapons.  He also discussed his work on the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
 
Professor Kinkopf will discussed the constitutionality of the pending measures and whether there is a danger of running afoul of the Second Amendment.
 
The discussion attempted to navigate the controversial issues shaping the debate, including whether the politics surrounding gun laws are too divisive for legitimate reform, the proposed legislation can withstand the Supreme Court's decision in D.C. v. Heller (2008), and regulations of this nature can truly be effective in curbing gun violence in the United States.
 
 
 
2.0 hours CLE pending
 
 
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