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The event will take place in the Corrigan Conference Center on the twelfth floor of Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus.  

In the aftermath of the horrific murder of 20 elementary school children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School the topic of gun regulation moved from the margins of American public discourse to the center.  Looking back on this debate the results were mixed. 

A number of states tightened gun control regulations by eliminating existing loop holes.  But, in pro-gun-rights states, existing laws were loosened. Several states even revived the idea of nullification of federal law, a discredited theory closely associated with the slave south.

Saul Cornell, Ph.D., Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History, will moderate the session of panelists who include:
Robert Spitzer, Ph.D., distinguished distinguished service professor and chair of political science at SUNY Cortland, a leading authority on the politics of gun control, the presidency, and Congress.
Kristin A. Goss, Ph.D., associate professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, an expert on the gun control movement, woman’s political activism, and philanthropy.

This session will take stock of the current situation and offer some insight into the future of the gun debate in America. The event will be live tweeted from @fordhamnotes using the hashtag #gunsense.

The event is sponsored by the Department of History, Office of the Provost, Office of the Dean of Faculty of Arts & Sciences, and Dean of Fordham College Rose Hill.

For more information contact Kirsten Swinth, Ph.D. at

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