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The Historical and Political Context of the Second Amendment
In addition to discussing the historical and political context of the Second Amendment, Dr. Filner will explore why regulating guns to mitigate gun violence is entirely consistent with the Second Amendment and work with participants on how to respond best about the Second Amendment in gun violence discussions.
Dr. Matthew Filner is a Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Social Science Department at Metropolitan State University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University and teaches courses in constitutional law, global politics, and political philosophy. In 2015-16, Professor Filner was a Fulbright scholar in Japan, where he taught courses on American constitutional law and global politics. He has published articles in journals such as Polity, The State and Local Government Review, the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, a chapter of Democracy’s Edges, a chapter in the recently published Future Courses in Human Societies, and is a regular contributor to the online journals Public Seminar and MinnPost. You can find two of his articles about gun violence and the Second Amendment here. MinnPost, Metro Doctors