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Parr Center Forum: The Ethics of Gun Control
April 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
At a time when so many people feel unsafe, questions about gun control are especially important. For example, does gun ownership decrease violent crime by deterring potential criminals, or does it increase violent crime by allowing more people access to violent weapons? Also, do people have a right to self-defense, and if so, do they have a right to bear arms independently of the consequences of gun ownership? In the United States, a right to bear arms is enshrined in the Bill of Rights, but there is disagreement about whether and how this right should apply in present social, political, and technological circumstances.
Please join the Parr Center for Ethics for a debate on the ethics of gun control with Timothy Hall (Philosophy, Oberlin College) and Jeff McMahan (Philosophy, Oxford University), with Eric Muller (Law, UNC) moderating.
This event, which is proudly sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, John Templeton Foundation, UNC Department of Philosophy, and UNC-Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program, is free and open to all.
Pizza will be served.