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Resource Pack: Teaching About the Second Amendment

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Resource Pack: Teaching About the Second Amendment

In this resource pack, Street Law, Inc. provides materials to help educators use the Constitution and Supreme Court cases to teach about firearm regulation.

New lesson from Street Law, Inc.

The Second Amendment and Firearm Regulation: This lesson provides students with historical background on the Second Amendment and D.C. v. Heller and helps them view the current debate on gun control from a constitutional perspective.

Case studies

  • D.C. v. Heller (2008): Do D.C. provisions violate the rights of private citizens who wish to keep handguns and other firearms for private use?
  • McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010): Does the right “to keep and bear arms” apply to state and local governments and thus limit Chicago’s ability to regulate guns?

How to use case studies in your classroom

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