Mittwoch 17.04. 18.00 Uhr

America Explained Special: A Dead End? Guns and Gun Control in the U.S.


Location: Zoom
Duration: 18:00-19:30
Admission: Free
Language: English
Registration: Please register here

April 20, 2024, marks the 25th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. On this somber occasion, we want to take a look at the current situation and debate about gun ownership and stricter gun laws in the United States.

The discussion about gun control has been a key issue in the U.S. for a long time now. With guns come violence, mass shootings and deaths, but for many Americans, owning a gun is a fundamental right. On the other hand, protests for stricter gun control and laws grow, especially among young Americans. In this presentation we will examine the history of guns, the demographics of gun ownership, and the politics of gun legislation in the U.S. We will also focus on current arguments and discuss why the debate seems to be at a dead end.

This presentation is part of our DAZ for Schools program and open to all students, teachers, and everyone who is interested.