Bridging the Political Divide: Bipartisan debate on gun control to take place Feb. 28

Gun control is at the forefront of today’s national conversations, and the Vanderbilt community has a unique chance to see some of its members debate the topic firsthand.  

As a follow-up to the successful and illuminating Agnon Dialogues discussion on gun restrictions on Feb. 20, a Vanderbilt Debate lab is partnering with Vanderbilt Political Review, College Republicans and College Democrats to host a debate on gun control policy. 

The event, put on by the Advocacy, Dialogue, and Debate Lab for Civil Discourse Education, is scheduled for Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in Wilson 103. This is the first time in several years that Vanderbilt’s College Republicans and College Democrats will have a formal debate—a significant moment for bipartisan dialogue at Vanderbilt. 

The debate, moderated by Debate Team Directors M.L. Sandoz and John Koch, promises a night of intellectual rigor and spirited discussion. The format is designed to ensure that both sides have a fair opportunity to present their arguments and respond to their opponents.  

After the debate, a reception will offer attendees a chance to connect and discuss the arguments presented.