Guns/Second Amendment

Professor Bogus has written and spoken extensively on the topics of gun control and the Second Amendment.

Here are links to some of his notable works.

"The Hidden History of the Second Amendment" - 31 U.C. Davis Law Review 309 (1998)
This article argues that James Madison wrote the Second Amendment to assure his constituents in Virginia, and the South as a whole, that the federal government could not disarm the state militia, which were the prime instruments for slave control in the South.The article is also available from the U.C. Davis Law Review website here.
"Gun Control and America's Cities: Public Policy and Politics" - 1 Albany Government Law Review 440 (2008)
This article argues that data suggest that the only form of gun control that may be effective in reducing gun-related crime are measures that reduce the numbers of handguns in general circulation.
"Heller and Insurrectionism" - 59 Syracuse Law Review 255 (2008)
This article pleads with the Supreme Court to repudiate insurrectionism -- the supposed right of Americans to be armed to go to war with the own government -- as a rationale for the individual right to bear arms.
"How Gun Control Got Murdered" - The American Prospect, August 30, 2011 (Review of Gunfight by Adam Winkler)
Other writings from Professor Bogus on the subjects of gun control or the Second Amendment, available through libraries or paid services such as Westlaw and Lexis/Nexis, are listed on his CV, posted on the Bio section of this website.
Here is a link to debate between Professor Bogus and Professor Michael O'Shea of the Oklahoma City University School of Law on the question "Resolved: The Second Amendment Protects the Individual's Right to Own and Carry a Gun." The debate was moderated by Jeffrey Rosen and sponsored by the National Constitution Center, the American Constitution Society, and the Federalist Society. It was held at the Chicago Cultural Center on November 19, 2015. 

About the Author


Carl T. Bogus is Professor of Law at Roger Williams University.

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