The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), in cooperation with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC), is hosting a forum “Supporting Concealed Carry on Campus” on Friday, Aug. 1 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., 1-5 p.m.

This event will feature a Gun Free Zones debate between Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and John Lott, senior research scientist at the University of Maryland. The debate will be moderated by SCCC President Michael Guzman.

An academic panel that includes Prof. David Mustard (University of Georgia), Prof. Bob Cottrol (George Washington University) and Prof. Joyce Lee Malcolm (George Mason University) is also on the program.

Another panel will discuss legislation supporting campus concealed carry. This panel includes Oklahoma State Rep. Jason Murphy, and W. Clark Aposhian, chairman of the Utah Concealed Weapon Hearing/Licensure Board. SAF founder Alan Gottlieb will moderate.

Also appearing is Attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued the case of District of Columbia v. Heller resulting in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the handgun ban in Washington, D.C. as a violation of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

A student panel involving Jeremy Schwab, University of Texas at Dallas; Ken Stanton, Virginia Tech; and Andrew Dysart, George Mason University will discuss the campus concealed carry effort.

Other speakers include Joseph Tartaro, executive editor of Gun Week and SAF president; Ted Gest, president of the Criminal Justice Journalists affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.