Second Amendment

April 19, 2016

The Second Amendment should be amended.

May 3, 2016
University of Chicago,
Ida Noyes Hall (3rd Floor Theater)
6:00 p.m. CDT

This event is free and open to the public—get your ticket here.

Zachary Elkins

Associate Professor
University of Texas at Austin


Clark Neily

Senior Attorney
Institute for Justice

Gun violence, especially mass shootings, catapults the conversation about the meaning of the Second Amendment into the forefront of national conversation. In large part, this discussion is centered around what James Madison and the Founding Fathers meant when the Second Amendment was written over 200 years ago. But are gun control advocates better off working to amend the Second Amendment? Can gun control exist with how the Second Amendment is written and interpreted?

This debate was hosted in proud partnership with the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

If you missed it live you can listen to the audio or watch the video here.