Join us for an evening of political discourse, by talking with people who might have different political opinions than you do! In this event, you’ll engage in multiple conversations with people from the Mankato community about a prevalent and newsworthy debate in today's headlines: gun control. Hosted by BridgeMNSU and UC Berkeley's "Mind & Person Perception" Lab. Free pizza and drinks will be provided for all attendees!
People have been advocating for "common sense" gun control laws, however, others say that gun control measures are a violation of the Constitution. Some people say that gun control laws won't deter crime, but rather "controlling the criminals" and enforcing the laws that we already have in place. In the case of the Las Vegas shooting, many people advocated for assault rifles and high-capacity magazines to be banned from the general public, but why aren't they banned yet? Is it due to a sense of safety? Would it be too hard to confiscate all assault rifles in the United States? Does it infringe on our rights? If so, how should we interpret the Second Amendment? These are some questions that we will cover in small groups at the event.
In addition to getting a chance to hear different opinions, you’ll also be contributing to science: This event is being supported by a psychological laboratory at UC Berkeley. Therefore, you will be asked to complete some surveys throughout the event. For more information and to RSVP for the event, click here.