This is the first in a series of public forums KU-YAL members participated in during April Activism month.
On April 17, Kansas YAL students attended a campus forum and distributed materials showing our support of the people’s right to bear arms, which shall not be infringed. The materials included a chart highlighting the disparity in crime statistics for Chicago, D.C., and Houston before and after gun bans.
The discussion centered on the national gun debate at the Dole Institute of Politics. The event, titled "GUN CONTROL: Freedom vs. Safety," attracted considerable interest and was hosted by members of the Student Advisory Board, including our very own chapter member Anthony Orwick. This is part of our strategy to have members involved in key working groups and coalitions on campus to promote liberty.
Fireworks were surprisingly mild between Patricia Stoneking, President of the Kansas Rifle Association, and Allen Rostron, Constitutional Law Scholar and Professor at UMKC and Former Senior Staff Attorney at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Oh, goodie.