“Constitutionally Speaking”…About The Second Amendment

Feb 22, 2013

It’s relatively short, only twenty-seven words, but long on controversy.  And it’s recently resurfaced in our debates over gun rights and gun control.  We’ll pick apart the language of the second amendment with two constitutional scholars and examine what our founding fathers may have really meant, and how we look at it, in our time. 


  • Randy Barnett- Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown Law, where he directs the Center for the Constitution. He tried many felony cases as a prosecutor in the Cook County States’ Attorney’s Office in Chicago.
  • Geoffrey Stone – Law professor at University of Chicago. He has served as a law clerk at the US Supreme Court. He teaches and writes about constitutional law and is a member of the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union.