Davidson College invites the public to a panel discussion on “Gun Rights, Responsibilities, and Regulations,” on Monday evening, October 7. The discussion will begin 6:30 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building, and there is no charge to attend.

The panel will include Chief Rodney Monroe of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Chief Jeanne Miller of the Davidson Police Department, Interim Acting Chief/Captain Carolyn McMackin of Davidson College Public Safety, Lance Stell, Thatcher Professor of Philosophy and Director of Medical Humanities, and Andrew O’Geen, Assistant Professor of Political Science. The event is being sponsored by the Vann Center for Ethics, and will be moderated by David Perry, Director of the Vann Center and Professor of Applied Ethics.

The panel will address questions such as: What ae the trends in the use of guns in murders and other violent crimes in the U.S.? What is the current status and scope of our Second Amendment rights? What does federal law require regarding background checks prior to gun purchases? What concerns do law-enforcement personnel have about illegally trafficked guns? Are changes to current gun laws or regulations warranted, either at the state or federal level?

Those planning to attend the event should note that guns are not allowed on the Davidson College campus.

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