Does our society require a constitutional right to bear arms?
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution affirms the rights of U.S. citizens to keep and bear arms. This amendment is at the center of one of the most hotly contested issues in American politics and culture. The recent and rapid increase in mass shootings has led some people question the idea of readily and legally available firearms. Others have looked at the rise in violent crime and gang violence as proof that an armed populace is more necessary than ever.
Did the Founders make a mistake in enshrining gun rights in the Constitution? Or, are current government efforts to regulate gun ownership preventing citizens from being able to defend themselves?
Join ISI and the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy as we explore this nuanced and oft-disputed question. On March 11, 2024 at 6:30pm CST at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sanford Levinson and John Lott will square off on this controversial issue. A reception with hors d’ouevres begins at 5:15pm CST. Sign up below to reserve your spot!
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