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Guns, Torts, and Market Regulation

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Monday, March 02, 2020
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Guns can be-and perhaps increasingly are-regulated outside the process we usually envision in which laws get debated and passed through the legislature. Through lawsuits asserting tort and tort-like liability (e.g. the Sandy Hook lawsuit against Remington) and through business regulation of sales practices and customer behavior (e.g. stores refusing to allow open or concealed carry), civil litigation and the private market are taking on a larger role in the regulation of firearms. Join Mary Anne Franks, Professor of Law & Dean's Distinguished Scholar at the University of Miami, Timothy D. Lytton, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development, Distinguished University Professor & Professor of Law at George State University School of Law, and Cal Burton, partner with Steptoe & Johnson LLP, for a discussion of this issues. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law & the American Constitution Society. Please contact Jake Charles at for more information.