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Gloucester Institute holds Great Debate

The Great Debate, an annual event offered through The Gloucester Institute’s 21-member Emerging Leaders Program, was held on Sunday, March 29, at Holly Knoll on the Moton campus in Cappahosic.

The topic was “Resolved: Congress should pass a bill that rescinds the exemption on banning the sale and manufacture of ‘M855 green tip’ rifle bullet.”

Modeled on Denzel Washington’s 2007 biopic drama, “The Great Debaters,” the program featured debate teams that competed in two rounds before judges—a preliminary round and a championship round. The championship round was moderated by Karla Reditte, reporter and anchor of Richmond’s NBC 12 News Today Saturday.

Background information focused on the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and its proposed restriction on the armor-piercing 5.56-millimeter “M855 green tip” rifle bullet. According to a New York Times’ March 10, 20...

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