Second Amendment en WEDNESDAY: Novelist Greg Iles; Michael Waldman; Steven Bickmore <p>Greg Iles is out with his first book in five years, and critics and authors alike are praising his 790 page novel&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(24, 24, 24); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 19.31999969482422px;"><em>Natchez Burning​</em>. The novel is the first installment in an epic trilogy that weaves crimes, lies, and secret past and present into a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern mayor and former prosecutor Penn Cage.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(24, 24, 24); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 19.31999969482422px;">Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU, talks with Jim about his new book <em>The Second Amendment: A Biography</em>. A legal scholar on the history of the Constitutional right to bear arms, he argues that current gun laws are the result of political lobbying and distort the original intent of the Second Amendment.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(24, 24, 24); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 19.31999969482422px;">Steven Bickmore is an assistant professor of English Education with a joint appointment in the School of Education and the English Department at LSU, and he talks with Jim about the upcoming week long Young Adult Literature Conference celebrating young adult literature authors and readers.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:07:24 +0000 Jim Engster 27226 at Firearms Manufacturing Bill Advances in Senate <p>A bill that would allow gun buyers and sellers to circumvent any federal firearm ban if a gun is manufactured in-state has advanced in the Senate.</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 16:29:48 +0000 Ashley Westerman 10364 at Gun Legislation To Protect Concealed Permit Holders' Information Advances <p>A law seeking to criminalize the release of any information about concealed handgun permit holders was advanced in the Senate on Tuesday.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 17:42:30 +0000 Ashley Westerman 10017 at Bill To Prohibit Federal Gun Regulations Squeaks By Committee <p>A <a href="">bill</a> that seeks to prohibit the enforcement of federal restrictions on semi-automatic firearms in Louisiana barely advanced Wednesday in the House.</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:22:20 +0000 Ashley Westerman 9064 at Louisiana Gets Gold Standard in 2nd Amendment Protection <p><span class="BodyCopy">Louisiana voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday to strengthen gun possession rights in the state.</span> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 1982 at Unprecedented Protection for Gun Rights on the Ballot <p><span class="BodyCopy">Louisiana voters will decide Tuesday on nine state constitutional amendments.</span></p><p class="BodyCopy">Amendment Two seeks to change Louisiana's regulations of firearms. If passed, Louisiana would have the strongest Second Amendment protection in the nation.</p><p class="BodyCopy">Sure protecting the right to bear arms may look good on paper, but is that all this amendment will do?</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:14:16 +0000 Ashley Westerman 1789 at Unprecedented Protection for Gun Rights on the Ballot