William and Mary Law School

Chief Counsel for Plaintiffs in D.C. v. Heller to Speak on Feb. 6

On Wednesday, February 6, the William & Mary Federalist Society will host a lecture by Alan Gura, chief counsel for the plaintiffs in D.C. v. Heller, which goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 18. The lecture will be held at 1 PM in Room 127. Free and all are welcome.

Gura will argue that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to own a handgun, and that a law in the District of Columbia which bans the possession of handguns in private homes is unconstitutional. The Court last issued an opinion on the Second Amendment in the 1930s, making this a potentially landmark case that will define for the first time what rights individuals have under the Second Amendment.

During his lecture, Gura will be speaking about the history of the Second Amendment and his strategy for the upcoming argument.

For more information, email wwslee@wm.edu.