Huntingdon News

February 28, 2013
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon College Democrats offer Forum on Second Amendment and Violence

Montgomery, Ala.—The Huntingdon College student political organization College Democrats will host a Forum on the Second Amendment and Violence, Thursday, February 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the College's Smith Music Building Recital Hall.  The forum panel will be moderated by Dr. Jason Borders, associate professor of religion.  Panelists will include:
 

  • Dr. James Albritton, Associate Professor of History, Huntingdon College
  • Mr. James H. Anderson, Senior Shareholder/Attorney at Jackson, Anderson, & Patty, P.C.
  • Dr. Kristine E. Copping, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Huntingdon College
  • Dr. Chad L. Eggleston, Assistant Professor of Religion, Huntingdon College
  • Pastor Edward J. Nettles, Senior Pastor of Freewill Missionary Baptist Church and founder of Enough Is Enough
  • Mr. Joshua Stone, World History Teacher at Robert E. Lee High School/recipient of the WAKA Golden Apple and the WSFA Class Act Award

Panelist topics will include: 

  • How, if at all, the Second Amendment grants rights to the individual
  • Why the Second Amendment was written
  • What the Supreme Court has ruled, regarding guns
  • Who can acquire a gun and how
  • The strengths and weaknesses of proposed methods to curtail school shootings
  • The psychology of guns and American culture
  • America as a "Christian nation" and as the nation with the most guns per capita
  • Violence at home, in the classroom, and in the community
  • When community rights supersede individual rights
     

The forum will conclude at 7:45 p.m.   

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto, "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service," is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall.  Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton Review's "The Best Colleges: Region by Region," Huntingdon has for two years been recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Washington Monthly, which ranks colleges on the basis of their contribution to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 Baccalaureate colleges.

 


 

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