Freedom and the Second Amendment


Freedom and the Second Amendment


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School shootings are an ongoing problem in America as more happen every year that surpass those of the past in death tolls and advancing weaponry. Our multimedia project seeks to discuss the philosophical contrast between freedom to bear arms and safety, as they relate to Isaiah Berlin’s concepts of positive and negative liberty. We especially concentrated on school shootings, namely the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting (2018) which is one of the largest school shootings to date. Our goal is to explore these concepts and argue that there need to be stricter gun laws so that U.S. citizens can have both the freedom to bear arms and the freedom from gun violence.

Publication Date

Spring 2018

Name of Professor

Ania Spyra


ghs210, freedom, movement, global perspectives


Digital Humanities | History

Freedom and the Second Amendment