Gun Rights Seminar

Course Description:Lecture and discussion with retired NRA-ILA Senior Research Coordinator Mark Overstreet.


-- The right to arms as interpreted by the Supreme Court, lower federal courts, and state courts. Likely future court decisions on restrictions permissible under the Second Amendment.

-- The threat to the right to arms within the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008). Do we have five votes on the court, and will we in the future?

-- “Dangerous and unusual weapons”

-- “Assault weapons” and “large” magazines. Why there is no difference between a ban on possession and a ban only on new guns.

-- Gun prohibitions imposed via BATFE’s re-interpretations of federal gun laws under presidents GHW Bush, Clinton, and Trump. Likely additional reinterpretations next year if former Vice-President Joe Biden is elected president in November.

-- The threat posed by “universal background checks.”

-- Why the statement “every right is subject to limitation” is false.

-- When is carrying a gun openly during a protest appropriate?

-- Changes to federal gun laws most worth pursuing and those most likely achievable.

Length: two hours

Prerequisites: none

Equipment: none

Optional Equipment: none

Taught by: Mark Overstreet, retired senior research coordinator for NRA-ILA, columnist for "The Federalist" and SWAT magazine, firearm trainer (certified by NRA, SIG, CSAT, Texas DPS and others), and military veteran (23 years service, Army & Navy).

Facility: A-Zone Range

Additional information: to be updated