2019-10-10_student-lecture-_gun_control-pixabay-de-kugel-patrone-munition-kriminalitat-408636-2018-12-0415_56_18_pixabay_-stevepb_f1c8846f59.jpg
Fully booked

This master class for upper level Gymnasium students will examine the debates on gun ownership, gun control and violence in the U.S.

CANCELED

To Keep and Bear Arms? Guns, Gun Control, and Mass Shootings in the U.S.

CANCELED / Master Class for Students / Free admission / Sold Out

PLEASE NOTE:

This event has been canceled.

The role of guns is maybe the strangest aspect of US society from a German point of view. For many Americans, possessing a firearm is nothing less than a fundamental civil right. Many others point to the disturbingly high number of gun related deaths through accident, suicide, crime, and mass shootings and call for much stricter gun control legislation. The fronts are hardened, the debates bitter, and no consensus or compromise is in sight. The „Never Again“ movement started by survivors of the 2018 Parkland school shooting is just the latest chapter in a decades-old struggle.

 

This talk will examine the debates on gun ownership, gun control, and gun violence in the US with a special focus on the mass shootings in schools and public places that have plagued American society for years. Why is opposition to gun control so adamant? What solutions and measures have been proposed and would any of them actually work? What is the role of federal and state governments in all of this? As usual, satirical cartoons and videos will add some dark humor to these grim topics.

 

Speaker: Dr. Markus Hünemörder, LMU

 

Organizer: Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

 

Contact: Sarah Martin

 

 

(Photo: ©Pixabay/stevepb)

 

To protect your personal data, your connection to Google Maps has been blocked.


Click on Load map to unblock Google Maps.
By loading the map you accept the privacy policy of Google.
More information about Google's privacy policy can be found here Google - Privacy & Terms.

Load map