The Scope of Regulatory Authority Under the Second Amendment

REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA: INFORMING POLICY WITH EVIDENCE AND ANALYSIS (Daniel W. Webster & Jon S. Vernick eds., 2013)

Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 13-1

10 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2013 Last revised: 11 Jul 2014

Lawrence Rosenthal

Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Adam Winkler

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Date Written: January 22, 2013

Abstract

This paper will appear as a chapter in a forthcoming book to be published by the Johns Hopkins University Press that analyzes the efficacy of firearms regulation. In this paper, the authors analyze the emerging jurisprudential framework for assessing the validity of firearms regulation under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. This emerging framework, the authors contend, preserves substantial regulatory authority for federal, state, and local governments. The authors then assess the constitutionality of the leading proposals for regulatory reform that have emerged in the wake of the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Keywords: Second Amendment, District of Columbia v. Heller, gun control, Sandy Hook, Newtown

Suggested Citation

Rosenthal, Lawrence and Winkler, Adam, The Scope of Regulatory Authority Under the Second Amendment (January 22, 2013). REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA: INFORMING POLICY WITH EVIDENCE AND ANALYSIS (Daniel W. Webster & Jon S. Vernick eds., 2013); Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 13-1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2205520 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2205520

Lawrence Rosenthal (Contact Author)

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Adam Winkler

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