Donnerstag 21.11. 18.00 Uhr

To Keep and Bear Arms?

Guns, Gun Control, and Mass Shootings in the U.S.

Teacher Training

Location: DAZ, Charlottenplatz 17, 70173 Stuttgart
Participation fee: 10 euros, DAZ members 7 euros
Language: English
Registration: by November 18 via buettner@daz.org

For many Americans, possessing a firearm is nothing less than a fundamental civil right. Many others point to the disturbingly high number of gun related deaths through accidents, suicides, crimes, and mass shootings and call for a much stricter gun control legislation.

This teacher training will examine the debates on gun ownership, gun control, and gun violence in the U.S. with a special focus on the mass shootings in schools and public places that American society has been afflicted with for years. Why is opposition to gun control so adamant? What solutions and measures have been proposed and could any of them work? What are the roles of federal and state governments in all of this?

With: Dr. Markus Hünemörder, LMU München

Dr. Markus Hünemörder

Dr. Markus Hünemörder (b. 1971) studied American history and political science at the universities of New Orleans (M.A. 1996) and Munich (Dr. phil 2003). He works as a guidance counsellor and adjunct lecturer at the university of Munich.
Among his field of interests are American politics both past and present, political culture, and political humor. He gives frequent talks on these issues in for teachers and students.