IU experts available to comment on U.S. Supreme Court concealed carry ruling
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York law that requires those who want to carry a concealed handgun outside of their home to demonstrate a special need. The 6-3 opinion, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, said the state’s restrictions on concealed carry violate the Constitution. Indiana University legal, policy and public health experts are available to discuss the ruling and its implications.
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Pierre AtlasO’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Pierre Atlas is a senior lecturer in the Public Affairs and Criminal Justice programs in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. He can discuss the politics of gun control and gun culture.
U.S. foreign policy, Middle East politics, Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict, civil wars and ethnic conflicts, terrorism, U.S. and Canada, gun culture and politics of gun control.
Paul HelmkeO’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Paul Helmke, former president and CEO of the Brady Center/Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and three-term mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a professor of practice at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the founding director of the Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center. Helmke’s professional interests include law and public policy, civic education and participation, mayoral and nonprofit leadership, urban issues, and gun control. His experience on gun control issues lands him frequent mentions and interviews in national news stories and programs.
Mayoral leadership, gun control, urban issues, law and public policy, civic education and participation, nonprofit leadership.
Jon MacySchool of Public Health
Jon Macy is an associate professor in applied health science. His research interests include public health policies, especially tobacco control policies and how they influence tobacco use behaviors; public health program planning, implementation and evaluation; and interventions to promote smoking cessation among adults and tobacco use prevention among adolescents.
Public health policy, tobacco prevention, smoking cessation, gun violence.
Jody L. MadeiraMaurer School of Law
Jody Madeira is a professor in the IU Maurer School of Law. Madeira can discuss recent mass shootings and the Second Amendment.
Tort law, criminal law, children and the law, assisted reproductive technology, Second Amendment/firearm violence, interdisciplinary perspectives.
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