On October 21, 2021, I was a panelist at a symposium on “The 2nd Amendment at the Supreme Court” hosted by the UC Davis School of Law. I presented a paper that called for using a common metric for assessing the lethality of firearms in historical times, developed by Colonel Trevor N. Dupuy (retired) for the U.S. Army in the 1960s. Duke Law professor Darrell Miller discussed the significance of the finding for Second Amendment law in “New Research from the UC Davis Symposium.” This led to a collaboration that will result in a law review piece, which will be published in May.


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Jennifer Tucker is a historian who studies the interrelations of art and science, photography, and mass visual culture, with a specialization in 19th to mid-20th century British, U.S., and trans-Pacific history. The common threads in her diverse research fields are the dynamics of visual media in modern history, the nature of evidence, public perceptions and practices of history, and the interrelationships of science, technology, and the law.

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