COVID-19: Will the Second Amendment Survive the Coronavirus?
Friday, April 24, 2020
The coronavirus shutdowns feature many new attacks on the Second Amendment on the federal, state, and local levels. Interviewed by Dr. Graham H. Walker (Executive Director, Independent Institute), Dr. Stephen P. Halbrook (Senior Fellow, Independent Institute) discusses the right to own and bear arms in the midst of the new threats to the Second Amendment.
Graham H. Walker
is Executive Director and Assistant Editor for The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy
at the Independent Institute. He received his Ph.D. in public law and government from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Walker has served as Associate Professor of Politics at Catholic University of America, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Scholar in Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ), Senior Research Scholar at the Witherspoon Institute, Headmaster at Oaks Christian School, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, President at Patrick Henry College, Legislative Aide to former Congressman David Stockman, and Fellow at the Presidio Institute.
Stephen P. Halbrook is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute. He has taught legal and political philosophy at George Mason University, Howard University, and Tuskegee Institute, and he received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and Ph.D. in social philosophy from Florida State University. The winner of three gun-issue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, his work was cited in both the landmark Heller and McDonald Supreme Court cases on gun rights. His many Independent Institute books include Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France: Tyranny and Resistance; Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and Enemies of the State; The Founders Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms; That Every Man Be Armed: Evolution of a Constitutional Right; A Right to Bear Arms; and Securing Civil Rights: Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment.