Monday, December 9, 2013

For Those Who Missed The University of Connecticut School of Law Symposium

The room in which it took place:



Governor Malloy of Connecticut opens the event with a long justification for why prohibiting possession of assault weapons does not violate the Second Amendment.






My friend George Mocsary presents on the problems associated with mandatory gun insurance for gun owners, pointing out the many serious flaws with the idea:






That's George on the left.  I don't recall the name of the law professor on the right, but his specialty was insurance law, and while he did not seem particularly ideologically pro-gun, the absurdity of trying to reduce gun violence through mandatory insurance seemed pretty clear to him.

Here's the person that received all the media attention: Professor Penrose of Texas A&M Law, arguing for repeal of the Second Amendment, and replacing it with something that would essentially take away pretty much all authority of the federal government to regulate small arms, and give unlimited authority to the states to do so:



This guy J. Richard Broughton from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law was a former federal prosecutor, and gave a very interesting talk about how, even absent the Second Amendment, the authority of the federal government to regulate firearms is a bit more limited than many people imagine.


Dave Hardy gave a heck of a presentation on litigation of Second Amendment issues. 




1 comment:

SJ said...

I didn't know that a faculty member from U-of-Detroit-Mercy would be there.

(That U is relatively-local to me.)

Overall, I kind of wish I could have been there. Even though, as a non-lawyer and non-historian, I don't think I would have had much to add.

I think I would have liked to show Gov. Malloy a series of pictures of rifles, and ask him to guess which ones are AWB-compliant and which aren't...