Professor Dwight Duncan was invited to sit on a panel for an event focused on the prevention of gun violence.
UMass Law Professor Dwight Duncan was invited to sit on a panel for the event “What Comes After Thoughts and Prayers: A Conversation About Ending Senseless Violence” hosted by Cape Cod Community College. The event had more than 100 attendees and lasted about two hours with in depth conversation on gun violence and how it can be prevented.
The discussion panel consisted of survivors and field experts: Lisa Hamp - Virginia Tech Survivor, Sgt. Joshua Fernandez - club shooting survivor and first responder, and Todd McGhee - Retired MA State Trooper and proactive mitigation expert. Professor Duncan, who teaches Constitutional Law, discussed the historical perspective on the Second Amendment, why it was necessary when it was first drafted, what would the founding fathers think of it today, and what future it holds. Professor Duncan also offered insight on the current criticism of the Second Amendment, sharing his belief that it will never be revised, but that there are questions surrounding a modernized interpretation.
The discussion concluded with open questions for the panel, and thoughts on what has been learned from past gun violence and what measures society should take moving forward.
To read the Cape Cod Times coverage of the event please visit the following link: