The Right to Bear Arms

Few issues in this country remain as polarizing as the debate on gun control. Just one sentence in length, the Second Amendment is open to countless interpretations and disagreements regarding whether situations exist when an individual should be denied this constitutional right. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court began to address this contentious issue.

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the UIAA invites you to attend a discussion about the Second Amendment and mental health issues. Todd Pettys, UI College of Law associate dean and chair in civil litigation, will cover what the court has told us thus far about the right to possess a firearm, and what lawmakers are doing to define the gun-possession rights of people with mental illness and potentially dangerous individuals.

Additionally, James Potash, UI professor and chair of psychiatry, will provide insights into the legal issues over care of the mentally ill in Iowa, and the importance of providing proper psychiatric treatment to those in need.

To register for this event, click here.


Second Amendment and Mental Health Issues Discussion

When: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Cedar Rapids Public Library

Cost: This event is free and open to the public.

Deadline: Register by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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