Guns in Society: Gun Control, Self Defense and Civil Rights

October 27, 2015 – Segment 2

We conclude today’s show by revisiting a Philosopher’s Roundtable from July 2015, which focused on the debate taking place around gun control, calls for self defense in light of the June 17th Shooting of 9 worshipers in a church in Charleston, South Carolina; and the role of guns in the civil rights movement. With: Firmin DeBrabander, Professor of Philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art and author of Do Guns Make us Free: Democracy and the Armed SocietyCharlie Cobb, author ofThis Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible; and Dante Barry, Executive Director of the Million Hoodies March for Justice.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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