In recent years, varying interpretations have made the Second Amendment
the source of both controversy and confusion. By exploring the legal
framework that governs ownership, possession and use of firearms, and
the role of the courts, the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force
on Gun Violence has sought to bring clarity to the legal issues that
underlie the policy debates surrounding gun regulation as well as
clarity to the debate itself.
Understanding the Second Amendment: Gun Regulation in America
Today and Yesterday is a resource to be used to inform and educate
all participants in the debate with respect to gun rights and
regulations. The report’s three parts include a survey of the current
law; a brief history of the Second Amendment; and a conclusion
supporting non-partisan, scientific research, to enable informed
decision making by lawmakers and others.
This is both good legal analysis and a proper role for a bar
association to play: educating the profession and the public about what
U.S. law requires, and what it does not, in terms of gun violence and
keeping all of us safer.
James R. Silkenat,
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Immediate Past President, American Bar Association
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In all, this excellent piece of work should genuinely inform both
the state and national gun debate.
Robert J. Spitzer
Distinguished Service Professor, Political Science
Author, Guns Across America
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This is a great resource for policy makers and law makers and should
be read by every mayor and police chief in America.
T. Andrew Brown
Law Department/City of Rochester
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