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Firearms Law & Second Amendment Symposium

Friday, August 26, 2005

Is The Second Amendment The First Among Equals?

To fulfill the promise of the Declaration of Independence, the authors of the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights made it clear that individual rights were paramount.  The Bill of Rights, wrote Madison, was "calculated to secure the personal rights of the people."

Yet when the U.S. Department of Justice issued its exhaustive 2004 memorandum on the Second Amendment, concluding without reservation that "the Second Amendment secures a personal right of individuals," the national media was apoplectic.  So politicized had this right become that it had been clearly set apart and segregated as different from other rights guaranteed to the "people" as in the 1st, 4th, 5th, 9th, and 14th amendments.

To examine the Second Amendment in a scholarly and in-depth forum, prestigious constitutional scholars will convene at this symposium to explore issues past and present, pro and con, covering this controversial topic.

This event promises to present a thought-provoking and balanced discussion of this least understood, and arguably, the most factious freedom contained in the Bill of Rights.

This first ever "Firearms Law & the Second Amendment Symposium" will be hosted by Law Students for the Second Amendment, at George Mason University School of Law along with the NRA Foundation.

Each symposium registrant will receive a packet that contains the panelists' written materials on the subject--an excellent source for future reference.  The event, including all materials, food and beverages is free, and is open to the public.

The symposium will be held:

Saturday, September 24, 2005,
George Mason University School of Law (Arlington, VA Campus),
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., (Registration from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.),
3401 Fairfax Drive, "Original Building," Room 329, Arlington, VA

Don't miss this seminal event.  To reserve your place, please visit www.nraila.org/workshops/Symposium.aspx?ID=GMUSL or call (800) 392-8683.

(NOTE:  CLE Credit will be attained in the effort to serve new attorneys and general practitioners seeking advanced or specialized information concerning firearms law at the federal and state levels.)

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