The Second Amendment and the Pandemic

Legal Area:        Constitutional Law Civil Liberties Judicial Government Federal Appellate Criminal
Session END DATE:        12/31/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.00
Ethics Hrs Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Information:        ONLY $10

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

During the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local governments enacted complete prohibitions on the acquisition of firearms. This CLE presentation provides a critical analysis of the state’s actions under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on December 17, 2021.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • State Actions During the Pandemic: Prohibition on the Acquisition of Firearms

  • Novel Question: How Much Danger in "Obtaining" the Weapon?

  • Were Constitutional Rights Denied Due to Closure of Firearms Stores Deemed “Non-Essential”?

  • Civil Unrest, Gun Sales Surge, and First Time Buyers

  • Heller’s Framework & Analysis of Constitutional Cases

  • Speaker:  Professor Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law Houston. Professor Blackman is a national thought leader on constitutional law and the United States Supreme Court. Josh’s work was quoted during two presidential impeachment trials. He has testified before Congress and advises federal and state lawmakers. Josh regularly appears on TV, including NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, and the BBC. Josh is also a frequent guest on NPR and other syndicated radio programs. He has published commentaries in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and leading national publications. Josh was selected by Forbes Magazine for the “30 Under 30” in Law and Policy. More information may be found on the South Texas College of Law website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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