BY: THOMAS FALCI
On Wednesday, November 15th, the Masters School chapter of NGP hosted its first major event – a heated and informative debate on gun control and the 2nd amendment. The leaders of the club, Thomas Falci and Amanda Taylor, believed that in light of recent mass shootings nationwide, this is a topic worthy of discussion at Masters. While the majority of students at Masters do tend to lean left, during this debate there was a wide variety of opinions and perspectives, which led to a spirited exchange of ideas. The 90 minute long session started with the viewing of an interview with a passionate gun owner – conducted by a pro gun-control interviewer – to serve as a starting point for the debate. Next, the Masters participants from each side of the debate were given 10 minutes to prepare an opening statement, after which one person from each side stood up and presented his or her case. Once opening speeches were completed, the debate began with little interference from the moderators to ensure the most organic conversations possible.