Understanding the Second Amendment

Production Date: December 05, 2016 Practice Areas: Constitutional Law Estimated Length: 3830 minutes


$ 59 Constitutional Law In Stock

Few issues ignite people’s passions as reliably as those involving the application and scope of the Second Amendment. In this course, Ameer Benno, a civil rights and constitutional law attorney, explores the history of the Second Amendment, examines Second Amendment jurisprudence, and identifies the constitutional issues animating current debates about federal, state, and local gun laws.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the history of the Second Amendment, including the policies and political theory that led to its inclusion in the Bill of Rights
  2. Become familiar with landmark Second Amendment jurisprudence, including the Supreme Court’s decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago
  3. Identify the issues involved in the Second Amendment debate, and recognize those issues that remain unsettled
  4. Recognize the landscape of Second Amendment challenges to federal, state, and local gun laws in the aftermath of Heller and McDonald
Jane M.
Short Hills, NJ

this presenter was excellent

Glen I.
Maitland, FL

Extremely well presented program!

Ursula C.
Palm Harbor, FL

Excellent Instructor

Michael F.
maupin, OR

Great review of 2d Amendment history & case law.

Roberta B.
Chicago Heights, IL

Very interesting and informative on historic and legal level

Michael G.
Brooklyn, NY

Excellent coverage of this complicated subject. Thanks

Kim H.
Long Island City, NY

Excellent and clear presentation.

Aki I.
Anaheim, CA

Extremely interesting!

Andrew P.
Lawndale, CA

Very informative and interesting course

Derek W.
Shelbyville, KY

Enjoyed the presentation

Sharon A.
Mandeville, LA

Very good presentation

Ny, NY

Love this lecture. I want a gun.

Jodi M.
Staten Island, NY


Jeff D.
Vashon, WA

Fantastic course

James K.
Avon Lake, OH

Great presentation!

Benjamin E.
Seattle, WA

This is one of the better CLEs I watched in a while. The speaker was engaging and informative.

Corey E.
Renton, WA

Thank you

Erin M.
Takoma Park, MD


Brian K.
Boca Raton, FL

Attorney Benno never disappoints!

Kathy D.
Lahaina, HI

Great historical overview

keith d.
Clackamas, OR

Terrific overview that was cogently developed and presented. Information at a NY paced hour. Almost a Bart Basi !!!

Patricia R.
Chicago, IL

My favorite class so far.

Richard K.
Cincinnati, OH

Really great overview! A superbly prepared outline of the 2A issues.

Lewis H.
Harrison, NJ

Very well done. Great course

christopher S.
Jupiter, FL

terrific presentation

John P.
North Salem, NY

Excellent discussion of 2A

Ronald M.
Edgartown, MA

Lecturer is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable--both of which help to hold the listener's attention!

Raymond G.
Key Largo, FL

Excellent course and speaker.

Joshua V.
Franklin, TN

Well presented

Richard D.
Syosset, NY

excellent overview.

Bobby D.
Houston, TX

Very interesting.

Lawrence H.
Katonah, NY

Simply great.

Russell B.
Norfolk, VA

Highly qualified and effective presenter.

George C.
Glen Allen, VA

This was a very interesting and well presented legal and historical review of the Second Amendment. Thanks.

Joshua C.
Limestone, TN

Excellent Course. Best history and explanation of the development of the relevant law I've seen yet!

James W.
Hillsborough Township, NJ

well done

George S E.
Rockville Centre, NY

Wonderful and timely topic

Paul N.
Lynbrook, NY

Presenter Excellent, knew and presented the topic well...

Dennis C.
Winter Garden, FL

I just recommended it to a friend.

Carol W.
Huntsville, AL

One of the best lawline presentations.

Mordechai M.
Brooklyn, NY

This lecturer is AWESOME!!!!!

Stefanie F.
Fredericksburg, VA

Excellent program.

Elizabeth S.
Newton, MA

This was an especially excellent presentation.

Ethan G.
Brooklyn, NY

Fascinating lecture

Thomas S.
Chicago, IL

great written material reference

Ken C.

This group of courses a must for firearm related cases.

James S.
Richmond, VA

Excellent. Really covered the history well.

Mark M.
Marble Falls, TX

Excellent. Thank you.

Virginia E.
Henrico, VA

Great presentation in pulling in all the history and cases.

Brian O.
Merrick, NY

He did a great job. He managed to get much material covered in just an hour. The historical materials were very interesting.

Judith S.
Merrick, NY

A wonderful lecture about the Second Amendment.

Craig H.

Ameer does a great job--should have made this 90 minutes to give him more time on the newer cases.

David G.
Silver Spring, MD

This was one of the best CLE programs I have taken on Lawline. Mr. Benno is excellent.

James M.
New Rochelle, NY

Excellent class!

Ken N.
Maple Valley, WA

Well done! I learned a great deal.

Thomas K.
Arlington, VA

Great presenter. Great materials. Great course!

Derek M.
Bristol, TN

Outstanding! This guy is a great presenter!

John B. M.
Tyler, TX

Excellent presentation.

John N.
Mill Valley, CA

Terrific course, extremely well presented.

William R.
La Plata, MD

Good program and instructor

michael p.

Wow, this was Awesome. I argued these issues in College Debate Class. I did not have the Historical Perspective back then - I wish I had!! Fantastic educational course and well presented - kept me intrigued the whole time.

T. O.
Alexandria, VA

Excellent program --- thank you Mr. Benno!

Thomas A. L.
Boca Raton, FL

Very good presentation.

Jose F.
columbia, SC

Excellent presentator

Nicolle T.
Malibu, CA

Another great presentation from this speaker - historical perspective was interesting and informative.

Edward R.
Mokena, IL

Simply outstanding.

Richard G.
Vienna, VA

Excellent program. Highly recommended.

Laurie B.
Seattle, WA

Interesting presentation!

William C.

Excellent presentation

Clarence S.
Bozeman, MT

Excellent Course

Quietta B.
Columbia, SC


John B.
Raleigh, NC

Very well spoken presenter. I really enjoyed it.

James H.
Raleigh, NC

Fascinating subject, great presentation.

Michael V.
Clifton forge, VA

very articulate and knowledgeable speaker. helped distill a hot button issue for this area - rural Southwest VA - into a comprehensive and thorough analysis through case law and the history surrounding it going back to 1600 - something I wasn't expecting but added perspective to the issue. Thank you!

Penny W.
Springfield, VA

Good presentation, and exceptional written materials.

Scott C.
Charlotte, NC

Great program and speaker

Susan B.
Raleigh, NC

great seminar

Jennifer B.
Albuquerque, NM

appreciate the materials!

Paul E.
Annandale, VA

Excellent presentation and presenter.

Melissa B.
Charlotte, NC

Very helpful program. The speaker was really great. He spoke at a perfect pace.

Linda E.
Roswell, GA

Great. Just what I needed.