The ACU Democrats will host a gun control and law panel at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 in BSB 114.
This panel will include police chief Jimmy Ellison, Dr. Daniel Morrison, assistant professor of sociology, Mollie Spaulding, founder of Moms Demand Action in Abilene, and Shane McClung-Hunter, second amendment advocate.
“I’m excited to be part of the panel,” Ellison said. “I hope I can provide resource and perspective from police, law and safety perspective to such a valuable conversation.”
This panel will offer students the chance to discuss both sides of the issue of gun regulation and control and decide whose argument is the most interesting, worthwhile, appropriate and persuasive. The role of the panel is to collect and present a broad range of evidence, ideas and values for students to discern and understand.
“We are bringing together people who are in support of gun control legislation and those who have reservations about it in order to have a dialogue and share views,” Morrison said.
Morrison said the purpose of this panel is to inform the ACU community about the number of viewpoints surrounding the issue of gun control and foster a culture of civil and inclusive dialogue on campus.
In addition, this panel has the objective of answering questions for those who are on both sides of the issue of gun control. The dialogue will generally focus on the role of guns in violent crime, violence in terms of the United States, efforts to restrict the sale of firearms to certain parties and existing as well as potential policies of gun laws and how appropriate they are.