"Gun Rights, Responsibilities, and Regulations" Ethics Forum hosted by the Vann Center for Ethics at Davidson College. A panel discussion featuring Deputy Chief Kerr Putney of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Chief Jeanne Miller of the Davidson Police Department, Captain Carolyn McMackin of Davidson College Public Safety, Dr. Lance Stell, Thatcher Professor of Philosophy and Director of Medical Humanities, and Dr. Andrew O’Geen, Assistant Professor of Political Science. Moderated by Dr. David Perry, Director of the Vann Center for Ethics and Professor of Applied Ethics.

The panel addressed questions such as the following: What recent trends can we identify in the use of guns in murders and other violent crimes in the U.S.? What is the current status and scope of our 2nd-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 any changes to current gun laws or regulations warranted, either at the state or federal level?

About the Vann Center for Ethics:
Established through a generous gift from James Vann, Jr. ’50 and Lee Stanton Vann, and dedicated on November 16, 2009 at Davidson College. Its strategic vision is to be a catalyst for moral inquiry and imagination, careful analysis and reflection, civil dialogue, and responsible action.

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