In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Flash Focus on Gun Policy

Date / Time

  • March 15, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

Gun Policy in the United States

In the wake of the recent Parkland school shooting and the passionate response of its student survivors, the divisive issue of gun legislation is heating up once again in American politics. Would new gun laws help to curb violent gun attacks? What are the “common sense” laws some policymakers advocate? What impact would various proposals have? Should there be any new legislation or regulations? On March 15, the Rosenbach will host a panel of experts to address the gun debate. Your questions and views are welcome; come prepared to talk!

On display from our collection will be the manuscript of Abraham Lincoln’s Baltimore Address, in which he states: “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.” How is it that the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution can inspire different readings about the liberty of gun ownership in America?


Roxanne Patel Shepelavy, Executive Editor of The Philadelphia Citizen

Captain Martin Derbyshire, South Detective Division of the Philadelphia Police Department
Rose Cheney, retired Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery from University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Hosea H. Harvey, Associate Professor, Beasley School of Law, Temple University

Flash Focus Mini-Series

In this era of information overload, there’s no such thing as a slow news day. On select dates, we’ll feature a panel of local experts to tackle a hot topic or controversial debate in current affairs, and invite audience members to raise questions or views. Topic to be announced two weeks in advance of each program date. In the event of inclement weather, the Rosenbach will announce any closures on Please call 215-732-1600 x0 if you have questions about program status.