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Wed, Jan 23


Taper Hall (THH 309K)

SALON—BEARING ARMS: The State of the Second Amendment

Salon is a discussion series facilitated by Levan Undergraduate Fellows dedicated to examining ambiguous ethical questions in society. Discussions will be framed around articles or topics that participants will be expected to engage with before meeting.

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SALON—BEARING ARMS: The State of the Second Amendment
SALON—BEARING ARMS: The State of the Second Amendment

Time & Location

Jan 23, 2019, 6:00 PM

Taper Hall (THH 309K), 3501 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

About the event

The end of 2018 brought many things, including a lengthy government shutdown and more bids for the 2020 presidential election, but also a startling statistic about gun violence: there were nearly as many mass shootings in 2018 as there were days. In the wake of these shootings, and the start of a new year, it is only fitting that we spend our first Salon of 2019 discussing the topic that continues to polarize politicians and constituents alike: the second amendment. This Salon will explore the second amendement—its history, place in modern times, and why citizens and politicians, who mourn the losses from these shootings, have struggled to implement a solution.

Suggested Articles and Videos:

  • Second Amendment, Cornell Law School,
  • Reading and lecture by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment
  • Repeal The Second Amendment? That's Not So Simple. Here's What It Would Take, NRP.
  • There have been 307 mass shootings in the US so far in 2018 — here's the full list, Business Insider.
  • The Gun-Control Debate After Parkland, The New Yorker.
  • An International Human Right to Keep and Bear Arms, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal.
  • The Second Amendment is a human right — ignorance toward it is troubling, The Hill.

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