GUN LAWS: California and The Nation - What Should Be Done?
Gun Laws: California and the Nation – What Should Be Done?
Nancy Skinner, Member, California State Assembly Benjamin Van Houten, Managing Attorney, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Sgt. Kelly Dunn, SFPD Special Victims and Psychiatric Liaison Units Gene Hoffman, Chairman, The Calguns Foundation; Member, Board of Trustees, Second Amendment Foundation John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator
Come hear a wide range of views and expert voices tackle one of the most polarizing issues vexing our nation. A spate of recent high-profile massacres, including the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, has sparked a vigorous national conversation about designing new laws - at the state and federal level - that protect all citizens, including the rights of responsible gun owners. More than 30,000 people die in American annually from gun violence, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our panel will discuss the national issues and California’s role in the dialogue regarding proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, to pass stricter laws to buy and license guns and ammunition, to require gun vendors to do background checks on potential owners, and report sales so law enforcement can track guns and their owners.
Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in; 6 p.m. program Price: $20 standard, $12 members, free for students (with valid ID) Also Know: Photo by Flickr user xomiele
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