UL students and faculty celebrate Constitution Day with debate

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Open discussion among students and professors about the second amendment

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 4:58pm

Students and professors at UL celebrated Constitution Day by having a timely debate about the second amendment.  This constitutional amendment recently passed changes to gun rights in Louisiana, providing more rights for gun regulations in the state; however, there are still people that are opposed to the second amendment.  UL professors opened up the discussion today in a debate on campus.

"It's very awesome because this is the first time I've ever been apart of a debate or heard of anything like this," says Kenneth Nassar, junior at UL studying criminal justice.

"Students need to think about these issues.  These are not just students, they're citizens and it's apart of our job to educate them as citizens.  When they leave us they're going to be making real decisions out in the world that have political consequences.  They're going to have to figure out who they're going to vote for, who they support, and what policies are good.  The extent to when we can start them thinking about it the better," says Pearson Cross, head of the political science department at UL.

Two professors of UL debated the issue against each other, then opened the floor up to the students to weigh in their opinions on the issue.

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