The 2015 supplement for my textbook “Firearms Law and the Second Amendment” is now available from Aspen Publishers, on the publisher’s page for the book. It is accessible to professors who are registered users of the book, who can provide it to their students. The supplement covers the many developments since the textbook’s publication in 2012. Co-authors are Nicholas J. Johnson (Fordham University), George A. Mocsary (Southern Illinois University) and Michael P. O’Shea (Oklahoma City University).

The print version of the textbook contains 11 chapters, and is available from Amazon, among other places. In addition, there are four online chapters, which are available to the public, for free, on the authors’ Web site for the book.  These free online chapters are: Chapter 12, Social Science; Chapter 13, International Law; Chapter 14, Comparative Law; and Chapter 15, In-Depth Explanation of Firearms and Ammunition. Also, the Web site includes lengthy podcasts, including ones on each of the first seven chapters of the printed book.

Here is the Table of Contents for the 2015 Supplement. (Cover graphic here.)  The cases are followed by extensive Notes and Discussion Questions which extend the subject beyond the excerpted case.

A. Right to Carry 1
A Right to Carry Handguns for Self-Defense in Public Places? 1
Moore v. Madigan 1
Woollard v. Gallagher 8
2. Restrictions on Carrying in Particular Places or Circumstances? 21
Bonidy v. U.S. Postal Service 21
3. Campus Carry 40
Exercise: Campus Carry 40
4. Recent Changes to State Constitutional Right to Arms Guarantees 41
a. Louisiana  41
b. Missouri  42
c. Alabama  42
B. Prohibitions on Weapons 44
Firearms 44
N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v. Cuomo 44
Friedman v. City of Highland Park 56
Peña v. Lindley 74
2. Nonfirearm Arms  82
State v. DeCiccio 82
C. Prohibitions on People 95
1. Citizens Under the Age of Twenty-One 95
Nat’l Rifle Ass’n of Am., Inc. v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives 95
2. Restrictions on Aliens 111
United States v. Huitron-Guizar 111
3. Restoration of Rights 117
Tyler v. Hillside City Sheriff’s Department 117
Wesson v. Town of Salisbury 138
D. Firearms Commerce, Possession at Home, and Other Topics 143
1. Firearms Commerce 143
Illinois Ass’n of Firearms Retailers v. City of Chicago 143
2. Limits on Possession at Home 156
Heller v. District of Columbia (Heller III) 156
3. Other Topics 172