View Full Version : "Firearms, Inc." — Cardozo Law Review Online Symposium

01-20-2010, 2:17 PM
For those interested in reading more about the upcoming Supreme Court Second Amendment incorporation case McDonald v. Chicago, plus other burning issues of the day regarding firearms law and policy, Cardozo Law Review's de•novo online journal (http://www.cardozolawreview.com/) is publishing a symposium called Firearms, Inc. (http://www.cardozolawreview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=137:firearmsinc20101&catid=20:firearmsinc&Itemid=25)

Of particular interest may be a proposal (http://www.cardozolawreview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=135:lawrence2010139&catid=20:firearmsinc&Itemid=20) that all restrictions on liberty be judged according to a “reasonable time, place, and manner” standard.

Don Kates also has an article (http://www.cardozolawreview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=138:kates201086&catid=20:firearmsinc&Itemid=20) where he ably punctures the utopian myths of a gun-free society.

Mike d'Ocla
01-20-2010, 3:22 PM
This is a very interesting and useful site. Thanks.

01-20-2010, 4:53 PM
really, really good stuff here... even the stuff with which we will disagree.

If you want to consider yourself well-informed regarding the legal theories and possible meanings of the 2nd and 14th Amendments, you must read and understand all of these articles. Which will not be an easy task... this is some deep stuff.

Thank you for pointing it out... and for giving us all many days of homework :)


01-20-2010, 6:29 PM
Great stuff. I just read Levy and Boyce. Talk about good vs. evil...

I wanted to give Boyce a fair shake before I unceremoniously plopped him into my evil bucket. I did a search and found this abstract (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1435087) for another article he wrote. Conclusion:

The Article concludes that an absolutist rhetoric of property as a purely individual and natural right has tended to impoverish our constitutional discourse, and that a recovery of the notion of property as a conventional, civic, and social right holds the promise of enriching it.


Yup, right bucket.