Is Gun Control a Good Idea?
On Wednesday February 19, 2014 the Journal of Law & Liberty, the Federalist Society and the Classical Liberal Institute invite you to watch a debate featuring JLL Advisor Professor Eugene Volokh and Richard Aborn.
The debate will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00PM in Vanderbilt Hall, Smart Classroom 220.
Eugene Volokh is the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and an expert in gun regulation. Before coming to UCLA, he clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Alex Kozinski on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is the founder and coauthor The Volokh Conspiracy. Volokh is the author of over 75 law review articles and over 80 op-eds, including over twenty on gun control. He is among the five most cited then-under-45 faculty members listed in the Top 25 Law Faculties in Scholarly Impact, 2005-2009 study, and among the forty most cited faculty members on that list without regard to age.
Richard Aborn is president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, a non-partisan non-profit organization focused on criminal justice and public safety policies and practices. Mr. Aborn also serves as president of Constantine & Aborn Advisory Services (CAAS), which advises police departments, criminal justice agencies, corporations and other organizations in the United States, Europe, and Latin America on high-level strategy and management issues. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Aborn was president of Handgun Control, Inc. (now the Brady Campaign), the leading gun control advocacy organization in the United States. In this role, Mr. Aborn was one of the principal strategists behind the passage of the landmark Brady Bill and legislation banning assault weapons and large capacity clips. He has testified on Capitol Hill and before state and local legislatures regarding gun control and worked closely with the White House, the Justice Department and the Treasury Department.
Q&A will follow the debate. Refreshments will be served.