Join Wake Forest Law Professor Gregory Parks and a panel of leading experts on Saturday, July 31, from 2-4 p.m. ET for a thoughtful and thought-provoking webinar on race and guns in the United States. The discussion will examine how race intersects with the history of gun ownership in America, the roots of the Second Amendment, and the modern politics of guns. Panelists will bring a historical, legal, psychological, and sociological lens to bear on the conversation around Black gun ownership in the U.S., which has increased by nearly 60% in the last year, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Professor Parks will moderate the conversation with:
● Philip Smith, Founder and President of the National African American Gun Association
● Jennifer Carlson, Associate Professor of Sociology & Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, and author of “Policing the Second Amendment: Guns, Law Enforcement, and the Politics of Race”
● Robert Cottrol, Professor of Law at the George Washington University School of Law, and author of “Gun Control and the Constitution: The Courts, Congress, and the Second Amendment”
● Nicholas Johnson, Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, and author of “Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms”
● Simon Wendt, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Frankfurt, and author of “The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights”
● David Yamane, Professor of Sociology at Wake Forest University