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To the participants of the “Covering Guns” Specialized Reporting Institute, here are links to the seven homework assignments.

One: The Heller case

Two: The McDonald case

Three: Professor Joyce Malcolm’s UCLA Law Review essay “The Supreme Court and Uses of History: District of Columbia v. Heller

Four: Professor Joyce Malcom’s article “Two Cautionary Tales of Gun Control” published in Wall Street Journal 12/26/12

Five: Article:  “Why Switzerland has so Many Guns” Washington Post 2/8/13

Six: Article: “To Reduce Suicide Rates, New Focus Turns to Guns” New York Times 2/13/13

Seven: podcast or online audio: This American Life / Harper High School.  One of the producers will join us to talk about the project and the lessons embedded in it, so it will be vital for you to know about this project before the class.  Here is some press coverage of the project.

Part ONE http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/487/harper-high-school-part-one

Part TWO http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/488/harper-high-school-part-two



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