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Davidson College to host panel discussion of gun rights and responsibilities
charlotteobserver ^ | Oct. 05, 2013 | Joe Marusak

Posted on 10/05/2013 6:25:19 AM PDT by mabarker1

DAVIDSON Davidson College will host a free panel discussion on “Gun Rights, Responsibilities, and Regulations” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Lilly Family Gallery of the Chambers Building on campus.

The panel will include Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe; Davidson Police Chief Jeanne Miller; Capt. Carolyn McMackin, interim acting chief of Davidson College Public Safety; Lance Stell, philosophy professor and director of medical humanities; and Andrew O’Geen, assistant professor of political science.

The event is sponsored by the college’s Vann Center for Ethics.

The panel will address such questions as, “What are the trends in the use of guns in murders and other violent crimes in the U.S.?” “What is the current status and scope of our Second Amendment rights?” “What does federal law require regarding background checks prior to gun purchases?” “What concerns do law-enforcement personnel have about illegally trafficked guns?” and “Are changes to current gun laws or regulations warranted, either at the state or federal level?”

Those planning to attend should note that guns are prohibited on the Davidson College campus.

Details: Amber MacIntyre, 704-894-2095; ammacintyre@davidson.edu ; www.davidson.edu/ethics.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2a; bang; banglist; dougnutwatch; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Just what don't these people understand about the above words?

How about CRIMINAL CONTROL?????

If You are in the area and can make it let's make them answer REAL questions.


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Davidson College - Davidson, NC www.davidson.edu/‎ Davidson College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1920 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C..

1 posted on 10/05/2013 6:25:20 AM PDT by mabarker1
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To: mabarker1

Where is the NRA?


2 posted on 10/05/2013 6:38:57 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: mabarker1
This seems like a non-representative panel.

My daughter is Davidson '10 - think I'll email 'em and ask.

3 posted on 10/05/2013 6:40:59 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: mabarker1

Looking at the occupations of the speakers/participants, it looks like the panel is 100% anti-gun. There will probably be “good balance” in the discussions (i.e. “guns be bad, we’uns should get rid of them, and only let police and the military have them).


4 posted on 10/05/2013 6:55:59 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: mabarker1

My Email:

As a Davidson parent, I was curious to know if your gun rights discussion panel is going to have any representation from a firearms/ constitutional rights organization, shooting sports organization, etc. There are many articulate and reasoned firearms rights advocates in North Carolina who could bring useful information to your panel.

I was deeply involved in firearms rights litigation about 20 years ago, and one of the things I learned was that there is a profound lack of factual knowledge on the part of most of the people who sit on these panels. Unfortunately, that includes chiefs of police, because they generally are (1) political appointees, with all that implies; and (2) perhaps surprisingly to you, do not have the in-depth knowledge that your average shooting sports participant has as a matter of course. Most police chiefs view a firearm as simply another tool of the trade, like the radio, and some are openly hostile to civilian possession of firearms. That became quickly obvious in the case we handled.

One of the reasons we sent our daughter to Davidson was the school’s tradition of examining all sides of a question fairly and honestly. She found that tradition to still be alive and well, unlike many colleges where dissenting views are suppressed and even punished.

I hope that you will continue to uphold that important tradition.

With best regards,


5 posted on 10/05/2013 6:56:22 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: mabarker1

Hi, long time lurker 1st post.

Saw this in the local birdcage liner and thought I’d see if anybody else was in the area and had time to go to this “panel discussion”


6 posted on 10/05/2013 6:57:23 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Good question


7 posted on 10/05/2013 6:57:23 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Yes it is. Typical for Mecklenburg County, after all the ‘rat convention was held there. (and they still owe bills from that- go figure)

Life in Iredell County (just North of Davidson) is completely the opposite.

Plus home to most of the NASCAR Teams.


8 posted on 10/05/2013 6:57:23 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: All

New Signup here so all My posts are under scrutiny, just waiting on the Mods to review them...


9 posted on 10/05/2013 6:57:23 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1

Wish we didn’t live so far away!


10 posted on 10/05/2013 6:59:34 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: mabarker1

Do you have a sports shooting association, gun club, NRA local organization, anything of that sort to get the word out?


11 posted on 10/05/2013 7:00:10 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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Support Free Republic.

Let's finish this Thon quickly
so Jim can fully recover without
hosting the fundraiser for two months :)
Thank you!!

12 posted on 10/05/2013 7:12:51 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Sweet! Will be interesting if You get a reply.


13 posted on 10/05/2013 7:42:48 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Wonder Warthog
and only let police and the military have them

Funny You say that because in the very same birdcage liner was a blurb about a Cop nearby getting shot in the chest in front of the Copshop by another Cop during "Training" (no vest BTW)

14 posted on 10/05/2013 7:42:48 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: AnAmericanMother
I'm fairly new to the area but there are LOTS of Gun Shops/Ranges in the area. I'll start contacting them.

Just found this too:

North Carolina Rifle & Pistol Association

www.ncrpa.org/‎

The North Carolina Rifle Association was established in 1938 as the sole state-wide organization affiliated with the National Rifle Association.

Got the Grandson here right now and fixin' to start running errands in a few.

I'll be back later Today and hopefully have a report from contacting them.

Praying My knee will be better by Monday so I can go to this "Panel' and see if they can handle the TRUTH! or if I get shutdown/tossed out.

15 posted on 10/05/2013 7:42:48 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: AnAmericanMother

GA is not THAT far away;)


16 posted on 10/05/2013 7:42:48 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: RedMDer

Thanks!


17 posted on 10/05/2013 7:42:48 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: AnAmericanMother

I'll bet the Girls are more intelligent than the "panel" is.

18 posted on 10/05/2013 12:06:32 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: AnAmericanMother; All

O.K. sent out E-mails to area Shops/Ranges and NCRPA.

Waiting for replies...


19 posted on 10/06/2013 6:11:11 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1

Cool! We’ll see what develops.


20 posted on 10/06/2013 3:14:44 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: mabarker1
Here's the reply I got from the guy in charge of the panel:

Thanks very much for your note. Rest assured that multiple members of our panel are steeped in relevant factual and legal knowledge, and strong supporters of the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms.
Unfortunately some organizations have used their websites and social media to spread a rumor during the past week that no one on our panel has those qualities. It would’ve been more responsible of them to at least contact me first for info about any panelists they don’t know, before making comments like that.
Best regards,

This is one of the more rational small colleges out there, and my daughter, a conservative Catholic at a liberal (compared to us) Presbyterian college, was treated very fairly. I therefore intend to take the college at its word until proven otherwise, so I replied as follows:

That’s exactly why I sent my Email. I saw that things were getting a little hot on Facebook and a couple of the better known general political and specifically RKBA websites, and I was trying to be a voice of reason by telling posters that I would check and get the facts.
I haven’t seen any organization spreading rumors on those particular sites, though – just a number of individuals who were concerned and expecting the worst.
With that said, RKBA advocates have not always been treated fairly in academia or government (I have personal experience of that due to my involvement in that litigation many years ago – including character assassination in the public press, veiled threats from local law enforcement, and attempts to get me fired from my employment, which went nowhere but were still unsettling to a young lawyer). Not everyone is trained in legal niceties or in the principle of being even-handed and collecting all the facts before hitting “send”. I hope you will understand that some gun-rights supporters expect the worst because they have always received the worst.
I am glad that the panel represents all sides of the issue; it is exactly what I would expect from a school of Davidson’s quality and character.
I will be pleased to spread the word to RKBA and political websites where I am a regular poster.
With best regards, and wishing your panel every success.
Yours very truly,

21 posted on 10/07/2013 3:51:50 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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