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

February 22, 2013, 11:30am
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law
Sponsored by: American Constitution Society/LBA Public Interest Section
Please join 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 as we welcome Congressman John Yarmuth and Georgia State College of Law Professor Neil Kinkopf to discuss the politics and constitutional implications of Congress’ 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, will provide insight into legislation pending before Congress – including universal background checks and restrictions on high-capacity ammunition magazines and assault weapons.  He will also discuss his work on the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
 
Professor Kinkopf will discuss the constitutionality of the pending measures and whether there is a danger of running afoul of the Second Amendment.
 
The discussion will attempt 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. Room 275. Lunch will be provided. 

Registration

2 hour CLE credit event for interested attorneys $50 fee LBA fee. Lawyers Register here

Speaker Bios

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