By Sarah Mansur, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Mass shooting events in recent months, including one that happened in northern California on Tuesday, served as the backdrop for a conversation about gun violence and the Second Amendment at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

On Tuesday night, a panel of five experts, including gun reform activists and Second Amendment scholars, shared their diverse views on gun control and offered some ways to address gun violence in Chicago and elsewhere.

The panel — which was sponsored by the law school’s Round Table, Federalist Society and American Constitution Society — also discussed the importance of the landmark case District of Columbia v. Heller.

In Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a District of Columbia’s ban on handguns violated the Second Amendment. The opinion rejected an interpretation that the Second Amendment limits the individual right to bear arms in the context of a militia.

View the complete story at