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Guns Reduce Crime – IQ2 Debate

Intelligence Squared debates

In the wake of Friday’s horrific attack in the Connecticut school, the issue of gun control policy is rising in the national consciousness. This excellent 2008 debate will help clarify the arguments on both sides.

FOR:
Stephen Halbrook - Represents the NRA in suits against the DC and Chicago handgun bans
Gary Kleck –  Professor in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University
John R. Lott - Senior Research Scholar at the University of Maryland

AGAINST:
John J. Donohue - Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor at Yale Law School
Paul Helmke - President of the Brady Campaign/Center to Prevent Gun Violence
R. Gil Kerlikowske - 36-year Veteran of Law Enforcement

For lots of debate related reading, go to IQ2‘s research page here.

[See the full video here (click on See full debate video). Read the full transcript here.]

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