Thursday Oct 01, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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About the Book.
“A compelling, clear analysis of one of our country’s oldest dilemmas: how to balance gun rights with public safety. It tells the full and true story of the Second Amendment, and points to a way to bring sanity to our gun laws. A remarkable primer for all ages.” —Michael Waldman, author of The Second Amendment: A Biography
For the majority of the United States’ history, the right to own a gun belonged to a “well regulated militia.” That changed in 2008 with the historic District of Columbia v. Heller case, which ruled that the Second Amendment protected an individual’s right. In the years since, the debate over gun legislation has reached a crescendo. And the issue grows ever relevant to children across America, with an estimated three million exposed to shootings every year. From metal detectors to see-through backpacks to shooting drills, kids face daily reminders of the threat of guns.
Hana Bajramovic’s Whose Right Is It? The Second Amendment and the Fight Over Guns reveals how a once obscure amendment became the focus of daily heated debate. Filled with historical photos and informative graphics, the book will show young readers how gun legislation has always been a part of American history and how money, power, and systemic racism have long dictated our ability to own guns.
About The Authors.
About the Moderator:
For the decade prior to his appointment, Judge Lohier was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he served in multiple roles, including the Deputy Chief and Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. In that role, Judge Lohier was responsible for overseeing the Bernard Madoff prosecutions.
Prior to his service as an Assistant United States Attorney, from 1997 to 2000, Judge Lohier served as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, where he spearheaded employment discrimination-related litigation and worked on other civil rights matters of importance to the federal government.