Discuss Second Amendment rights at 2013 Constitution Day Forum Sept. 16

U.S. Constitution on white backgroundThe 2013 Constitution Day Student Committee will host the Constitution Day Forum on Monday, Sept. 16, at 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Gund Hall’s Moot Courtroom. This year’s topic, selected by a group of undergraduates from various disciplines and law students, is “Triggering the Second Amendment: The Constitutionality of Gun Rights and Gun Control.”

The forum will feature Nelson Lund, professor of law at George Mason University, and Lawrence Rosenthal, professor of law of Chapman University. Each professor will make arguments and respond to questions asked by a panel of undergraduate students.

Questions during the event will range from the extent of the self-defense right to the question of whether or not teachers should be allowed to carry guns in schools.

There will be a reception afterward with pizza and beverages.

The event is sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of Government and Community Relations, Department of Political Science, Center for Policy Studies and School of Law.