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RESCHEDULED: Is There a Moral Right to Own a Gun? (Philosophy and Religious Studies Roundtable)

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Please join us for an open discussion on the question:

Is There a Moral Right to Own a Gun?

In his speech at the annual meeting of the NRA in 2000, Charlton Heston said that “sacred stuff resides in that wooden stock and blued steel—something that gives the most common man the most uncommon of freedoms.” He concluded the speech with the famous words, to any who would strip him of his right to own a gun, that they must do so “from my cold, dead hands.” Heston’s words point to the belief that the right to own and use a gun is not merely a legal right, granted by the Constitution. They point to the belief that it is a moral right. We’ll discuss whether such a right exists, and if so, what limits there might be on such a right.

Led by Mike Austin, Professor of Philosophy
EKU Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM

Location: Keith 319

Roundtable discussions are open to all EKU students, faculty, and staff.
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