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Dorothy L. Thompson Lecture Series

Guns on Campus? The New Understanding of the Right to Bear Arms

Following the 2008 landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of District of Columbia v. Heller, many critical questions remain to be decided. These questions include whether or not this newly recognized personal constitutional right even applies to the States under the 14th Amendment. Two legal experts on Second Amendment law, Professor William Merkel of Washburn Law School and Professor Raymond Diamond of Louisiana State University held a dialogue, led a discussion, and debated these unanswered questions about your constitutional right to possess weapons in your personal lives and for purposes unrelated to military service. The debate was moderated by lecture series committee member and Washburn Law School Professor, Professor Michael Kaye.

Lecture

September 16, 2009

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