Ethics and Gun Control: An Engineer's Perspective

Type of Submission



Gun control

Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Alumni Hall


Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-10-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

4-10-2013 5:00 PM



In light of recent mass shootings unsettling American communities from coast to coast, the debate on gun control is again at the forefront of American discourse. Meaningful conversations regarding this multi-faceted dilemma, entrenched in the heart and soul of the American public, hinge on the ability of men and women to engage ethical principles in the ideologies driving this debate. This research explores the issue of gun control in the United States from a variety of ethical perspectives, including a look into the applicability of Scripture and appropriate response of a Christ-centered engineer. The goal of this study is to accentuate the symbiotic relationship between ethics and technology, sifting through the myriad of logical fallacies often dictating the public framework of discussion. Furthermore, It seeks to address the responsibilities and duties of engineers entering the weapon-related Industry while establishing principles that might be suited to a broader range of occupations. In totality, this research addresses the complex issues of gun-related fatalities by examining philosophical schools of thought, the biblical worldview, and ethical ramifications of politically and publicly proposed modifications to the American regulatory system.

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Apr 10th, 1:00 PM Apr 10th, 5:00 PM

Ethics and Gun Control: An Engineer's Perspective

Cedarville, OH