The United States ranks first among 178 countries for the highest per capita rate of firearms.
On average, each year firearms account for approximately 11 thousand homicides, another 22 thousand suicides and accidental deaths, and many more injuries. In the wake of these fatalities and high-visibility mass shootings, a very contentious debate has continued in our country regarding the role and future of firearms.
Should more people buy and carry guns? Should teachers bring guns into their schools? Should colleges and universities permit students and staff the right to carry concealed weapons onto campuses? Should we roll back current restrictions on the sale and ownership of firearms, or should we impose greater governmental regulations that might better ensure the safety for our residents? Or should we go further by repealing the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that grants “the right of the people to keep and bear arms”?
Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld has developed a one-of-a-kind presentation providing a context to discuss and address critically the plague of violence within the culture of firearms that permeates the United States.
To arrange Warren to come to your campus, business, or community organization, contact: [email protected]
Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld, is author of Warren’s Words: Smart Commentary on Social Justice (Purple Press); co-editor of Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States (Sense), Editor of Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price (Beacon), co-editor of Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge), and co-author of Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life (Beacon Press).
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