Last week, Tom Palmer kicked off our conference “Restoring Our Civil Liberties” with an excellent discussion of the historical origins of civil liberties. There is no one better than Tom to give this type of introductory talk. His deep knowledge of history came through loud and clear in his presentation. For those who are not familiar with Tom, he is executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Network where he holds the George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty. He is also a senior fellow at Cato Institute. Before joining Cato, he was a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He is one of the premier scholars in the libertarian movement.
Tom’s talk will be posted on FFF’s website tomorrow, Thursday.
Tonight (Tuesday, September 21), the conference continues with a talk by Stephen Halbrook. You don’t want to miss this one! Stephen is one of the foremost libertarian scholars in the country on gun rights and the Second Amendment. A senior fellow at the Independent Institute, he has taught legal and political philosophy at George Mason University, Howard University, and Tuskegee Institute. He received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and Ph.D. in social philosophy from Florida State University.
Stephen is the author of several books on gun rights and the Second Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms, Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France: Tyranny and Resistance; Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State”; The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms; That Every Man Be Armed: Evolution of a Constitutional Right; A Right to Bear Arms; Firearms Law Deskbook: Federal and State Criminal Practice; Securing Civil Rights: Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms. One of my favorites is Target Switzerland: Swiss Armed Neutrality in World War II.
He is the author of many articles that have been published in scholarly journals. He’s also been published widely in the mainstream press, including the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Washington Examiner, Investor’s Business Daily, and many others.
Tonight Stephen will talk about the potential ramifications of the newest Second Amendment case before the Supreme Court and he will review some of the fundamental principles of the right to keep and bear arms.
Time: 7p.m. Eastern tonight (Tuesday, September 21).
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