Penn State Berks to host 'Gun Control Debate'

Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook … the list of mass murders continues to grow and has sparked a contentious divide on gun control. In the “Gun Control Debate,” two of America’s most prominent public intellectuals go head-to-head on this most timely topic at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.

John Lott, arguably the foremost opponent of gun control, stated in his book "More Guns, Less Crime" that we need fewer gun controls, not more. He believes that guns are our greatest means of self-protection from both crime and tyranny. Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, lifelong libertarian and gun owner, has evaluated the evidence and determined that there are rational responses we can take to reduce the level of violence in our society and these include additional gun controls. Both speakers will give the audience food for thought.

This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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Last Updated August 28, 2013