Monday, July 07, 2008

DCBA Gun Session with a Heller of a Difference

On Tuesday, July 8, 2008, from noon to 1 p.m., the Dauphin County (PA) Bar Association will host a "Lunch & Learn" session for lawyers entitled "Weapons in an Estate or Trust: What to do with the Guns" at DCBA Headquarters, presented by Neil E. Hendershot and Joshua G. Prince.

This session will be a reprise of the popular presentation made on April 25, 2008, at the
Cumberland County (PA) Bar Association, but with one key difference: the decision rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2008, in District of Columbia v. Heller (PDF, 172 pages).

We will cover all the information outlined in the
EE&F Law Blog posting "Guns in Estates & Trusts" Seminar (04/25/08).

At the conclusion of the session, we will speculate about the impacts of this decision, as Josh & I did in our three-part series "Right to Keep and Bear Arms" posted on this Blog after issuance of the
Heller decision:
This is a historic debate that will continue beyond our own time into decades of clarifying litigation to be conducted in federal and state courts. For one commentary, see "The Future of Gun Control" by Alex Altman, posted on Jun. 26, 2008, by Time Magazine.

One compendium of resources on these issues is
The Journalist's Guide to Gun Policy Statements and Second Amendment Scholars.