Date and Time
Jan 26, 2020 5:00 pm
The A.C.T.O.R. Too! (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. The discussion at the Shirlington location is produced and facilitated by A.C.T.O.R. founder Pamela Pinnock. The discussion provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race, class, and culture. The intent is that each person walks away from the discussion feeling something: challenged, educated, uncomfortable, enlightened, refreshed, reassured and hopefully inspired and moved to action! Each month there is a new topic for discussion.
This Month's Topic: Is it time to repeal the 2nd Amendment?
The Second Amendment has long been a lightning rod in American discourse. The text of the Second Amendment reads in full: “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.”
Gun control advocates and gun enthusiasts are increasingly polarized. The Supreme Court has ruled that this right applies to individuals, not merely to collective militias, it has also held that the government may regulate or place some limits on the manufacture, ownership, and sale of firearms or other weapons.
Join with other community members to discuss the history of the 2nd amendment, gun ownership, the impact of gun violence and what we as a community can, and should do to mitigate the number of gun deaths in our Nation.
Featuring special guests:
William Thompson, Esq., local defense attorney.
Martina Lienz, representing the Virginia Center for Public Safety, a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to the reduction of gun violence in Virginia.