Certainly no widely known and respected pro-gun expert, if any pro-gun advocate, was on the panel. Nor was a minority report issued. That John R. Lott, Jr. PhD was not invited is a travesty.
As to intelligence, we are not allowed to publicly discuss relative intelligence. It is as knotty a subject as 'guns.' Read The Bell Curve by Herrnstein & Murray, written a decade ago and still controversial. Or go in the (topic's) sidedoor and read Alan Sokal's Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity (it is on-line) and the academic literature surrounding it.
Either we are equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will, with wits and guns and the truth. NRA *******