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AEI of UC Presents "In the Crosshairs: Private Gun Ownership"

Panel Discussion to Examine Pros, Cons

Written By Tyler Gardinier '14, PR Intern

Discussion sponsored by the Applied Ethics Institute of Utica College


Utica, NY (11/19/2013)
- The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College will host a panel discussion, “In the Crosshairs: Private Gun Ownership,” on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Library Concourse on the Utica College campus. The discussion will examine pros and cons of private gun ownership in the United States.

The two speakers of the critical and comparative panel discussion are Jack Weinstein and Timothy Hall, professors who hold opposing views on the philosophized debate.

Weinstein is a professor in the department of philosophy and religion at the University of North Dakota. Hall is an associate professor at Oberlin College in Ohio with interests in ethics, including applied ethics and political philosophy.

Christopher Riddle, assistant professor and chair of philosophy at Utica College and chair of the Applied Ethics Institute, will moderate the discussion.

Professor Weinstein will talk about the reaction to the NRA debate and discuss the ideological nature of the public discourse on gun control. Hall will respond to the claim that owning guns does not reduce crime, and that one does not have the right to own a gun in the name of self-defense.

The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College was founded in 1986 and has been affiliated with Utica College since 1987. Under its current director, assistant professor and chair of philosophy Christopher Riddle, the Institute promotes public discussion of contemporary issues within the community.
The panel discussion is free and open to the public. For more information on the Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College, visit www.utica.edu/aei

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, master, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 29 minors, 20 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.


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