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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. 

For more information, contact Barbara Brosher at bbrosher@iu.edu or 812-855-1175.

Pierre Atlas
IU Indianapolis

Pierre Atlas

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Pierre Atlas is an expert in gun policy and culture in the U.S. He can discuss American gun culture in the context of the April 10 shooting at a downtown Louisville bank. 

Expertise

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 Helmke
IU Bloomington

Paul Helmke

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Paul Helmke is professor of practice at the IU O’Neill School and former three-time mayor of Fort Wayne. He is an expert on mayoral leadership and urban issues and can discuss municipal primary elections across Indiana.

Expertise

Mayoral leadership, gun control, urban issues, law and public policy, civic education and participation, nonprofit leadership.

Jon Macy
IU Bloomington

Jon Macy

School 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.

Expertise

Public health policy, tobacco prevention, smoking cessation, gun violence.

Jody L. Madeira
IU Bloomington

Jody L. Madeira

Maurer 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. 

Expertise

Tort law, criminal law, children and the law, assisted reproductive technology, Second Amendment/firearm violence, interdisciplinary perspectives.

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