Past Event

Jennifer Tucker - A Right to Bear Arms? Book Launch

October 24, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Book Culture, 536 West 112th Street, New York

Event Description: 

Join Book Culture for a panel discussion to mark the release of A Right to Bear Arms?: The Contested Role of History in Contemporary Debates on the Second Amendment, edited by Jennifer Tucker. She will be joined by Mark Frassetto and Saul Cornell. This collection of essays explores the way history itself has become a contested element within the national legal debate about firearms. These essays illustrate the complexity of the firearms debate, the relation between law and behavior, and the role that historical knowledge plays in contemporary debates over law and policy. 

Event Speakers:

  • Jennifer Tucker is a historian of science, technology, evidence, and law in the History Department at Wesleyan University
  • Mark Anthony Frassetto is Senior Counsel and Deputy Director, Second Amendment History and Scholarship at Everytown for Gun Safety
  • Saul Cornell is the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University

Event Information: 

Open to the public. For more information please visit the event webpage