Second Amendment Scholar Speaking April 3
Saul Cornell, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the Second Amendment and the history of gun regulation, will deliver Cornell College’s Kollman Lecture on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimmel Theatre. His talk is titled “A Well Regulated Militia: The Second Amendment as History and Myth.”
Cornell is the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University. He is the author of “A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America,” winner of the Langum Prize in American Legal History in 2006. He also published “Whose Right to Bear Arms Did the Second Amendment Protect?” and is co-editing a forthcoming collection of essays, “The Second Amendment Goes to Court: Critical Essays on District of Columbia v. Heller.” In addition, he has taught at the College of William and Mary, the Ohio State University, and was a visiting research scholar at Yale Law School.
Since 1984, Cornell’s history department has brought a number of distinguished speakers to campus as part of the Eric C. Kollman Memorial Lecture Series. Kollman was a distinguished professor of history at Cornell College from 1944 until his retirement in 1973.