A short video of the debate from News Channel 12 is available here:
More on the debate is available from the East Carolina University school newspaper. Amazingly, the debate received news coverage at least as far away as Montana.
From WSLS TV:
The forum featured President of the Crime Prevention Research Center and anti-gun control advocate John Lott Jr. and former president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Paul Helmke.
“You know all of us have the potential to make a mistake: get drunk, go crazy, get angry, and when you make a mistake and you have a gun; something’s going to happen,” said Helmke.
Helmke tried relating to students in order to sway their opinions on the open discussion.
Passionate opinions on both sides of the debate flared when Helmke criticized opponent’s statistics.
“If you look at all the mass shootings with just two exceptions, they keep occurring where guns are banned,” said John Lott Jr. . . .