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Event Name ACS – Where’s the Nuance?: Gun Control
Start Time February 18, 2020 12:40 pm
End Time February 18, 2020 1:40 pm
Event Location Law Center, W323
Event Description

The Second Amendment is undoubtedly a lynchpin of the American identity. The amendment has its roots in fear of tyrannical governments. The amendment states that amendment is to form a regulated militia. However, Heller effectively rendered the reading of the Second Amendment as to provide an individual right to bear arms. With the growing rate of gun violence in the United States, questions need to be asked and answered about the role guns have in American culture. Join the American Constitution Society for discussion about balancing the Second Amendment's right to bear arms and the safety of fellow Americans. Is Scalia's reading of the Second Amendment in Heller respectful of its text? What is the root cause of gun violence in America? What compromises can be made to solve the existential issues? Does Heller need to be revisited? Is there a limit on Second Amendment rights? Is gun control a slippery slope to government confiscation? Come with provoking thoughts, questions, and proposals and we look forward to seeing you at our third Where's the Nuance? discussion.

Organization American Constitution Society
Representative James Taylor
Representative Email
Event First Posted January 21, 2020
Event Last Updated January 21, 2020