Cameron University’s annual Constitution Day celebration to examine the right to bear arms

Cameron University will join colleges and universities across the nation to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17 with “Second Amendment Rights: The Right to Bear Arms in Modern Day America.” The event takes place in CU's CETES Conference Center at 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge.

The keynote address will be presented by Jim White, a World War II veteran, champion marksman and former three-term president and lifetime member of the Oklahoma Rifle Association. During World War II, White served as a rifleman in the United States Marine Corps. He has been a competitive shooter since 1942 and was classified as a Master High Power Rifle shooter in 1960. He has participated in numerous national shooting competitions representing the state of Oklahoma, including four times as team captain and 10 times as a coach. White is a lifetime member of the Marine Corps Distinguished Shooter Association and a benefactor member of the National Rifle Association

The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms from infringement. It was adopted on December 15, 1791.

Cameron’s observance of Constitution Day is sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts, the Department of History and Government, and the Lawton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Constitution Day commemorates September 17, 1787, a key point in U.S. history, when the 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document that defined and separated powers of the federal government. Voting, debating the issues, gathering to meet in public and in private, criticizing or praising your government, observing a religion of choice and pursuing an education and a career are just a few of the pursuits guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.

For more information about Constitution Day, go to www.constitutioncenter.org.

For more information about this event, contact Richard Longoria at 580-581-5550 or rlongori@cameron.edu.

 

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September 13, 2013

PR# 13-142