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Collin College Schedules Constitution Day Event

Collin College Schedules Constitution Day Event

August 31, 2007 -- For this year's Constitution Day event, Collin College will put the second amendment under the spotlight: the right to keep and bear arms.

A moderated panel discussion will discuss this amendment, its legal and constitutional interpretations and public policy issues that might result in a re-interpretation 7-9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel includes Justin Wert, associate professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma, Lackland Bloom, professor of law at Southern Methodist University and Jim Dark from the Texas State Rifle Association and a representative from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact Regina Hughes, director of the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement, at 972.881.5900.

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