Armed in America: A History of Gun Rights from Colonial Militias to Concealed Carry

Monday, February 5, 2018 • 12 P.M.

Free for Members
$5 Teachers & students
$8 Non-Members
$35 Members w/ 1.0 credit of CLE
$40 Non-Members w/ 1.0 credit of CLE

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Patrick Charles, historian and author of Armed in America: A History of Gun Rights from Colonial Militias to Concealed Carry, joins legal scholar Brannon Denning for a sweeping historical discussion and debate about how the right to bear arms has been interpreted from America’s Founding to today. 

NEW! Program attendees can now pre-order books by featured Town Hall speakers with a 25% discount when registering. Pre-ordered books will be available for pickup at registration upon arrival. Additional copies of Armed in America will be available for sale at the museum before and after the program.

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Event & Parking Information

  • Registration is recommended for all programs. Call 215-409-6700 or click here to reserve your seats.
  • For faster check-in you can now present your eTicket at registration.
  • Seating begins one hour prior to program start time, and programs last approximately one hour unless otherwise noted. Programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Please note programs are subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information.
  • Parking will be available for $10 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.

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