Gun Owners of Vermont is encouraging Second Amendment supporters to attend the upcoming lecture in Springfield by Marlboro College’s anti-gun Professor of Politics Meg Mott: “Do We Still Need an Armed Citizenry?” Tuesday Sept 21 at 6 PM at 96 Main St.
According to a Facebook post by GoVT president Eric Davis, Mott has given a series of previous lectures and written op-eds in which she argues that the right to keep and bear arms is an outdated relic and the idea that the individual right to armed self-defense is some sort of new right granted by the Supreme Court, rather than what the founders intended.
This event was originally scheduled to occur at the Springfield library, but after a few inquisitive emails, the location was changed to the town hall with minimal notification. The speech will be held on the third floor of Springfield Town Hall, 96 Main Street, Springfield.
The Eventbrite notification for Mott’s speech (which is free) states: “For most of its life, the Second Amendment was a very sleepy amendment. Unlike the First Amendment, which quickly raised the vexing problem of what speech is protected, the Second Amendment received very little attention from cities and states until after the 9/11 attacks.”
The speech is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, a non-profit established by the Vermont Legislature with programs is funded by private grants and some federal Covid-19 money.