Should there be Gun Control? A philosopher vs. the NRA.

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Jack Russell Weinstein, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life debates former National Rifle Association President Sandra Froman at the University of North Dakota School of Law. this debate was open to the public and audience questions follow. The debate was sponsored, and participants were chosen by, the University of North Dakota School of Law's chapter of the Federalist Society.

The debate is long: one hour and forty minutes. It begins with opening statements, each about fifteen minutes, rebuttals, and then audience questions. It discusses the second amendment, constitutional law and interpretation (the viability of originalism), the role of the NRA in today's society, gun safety, libertarianism and numerous other topics. The video has not been edited in any way, other than to include credits.

Also of interest, the audio podcast "The Philosophy of Hunting": http://www.philosophyinpubliclife.org/Why/previousepisodes/episode2.html

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