The Institute for Public Knowledge will host “Gun Policy in Trump’s America,” a panel discussion featuring medical and public health researchers, legislators, and others, on Mon., Feb. 27.
New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge will host “Gun Policy in Trump’s America,” a panel discussion featuring medical and public health researchers, legislators, and others, on Mon., Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m., 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor (between 5th and 6th Streets).
The Trump administration promises broad expansion of gun rights in the U.S., including ending gun-free zones in schools and airports, curtailing gun-violence prevention efforts, and loosening restrictions on carrying guns across state lines.
Panelists include: Jonathan M. Metzl, chair, Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health, and Society; Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman (D); Igor Volsky, deputy director, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Lois Beckett, a reporter at the Guardian; Sandro Galea, dean of Boston University’s School of Public Health; Phillip Atiba Goff, president of Center for Policing Equity and Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity at John Jay College.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here. For more information, call 212.998.8466. Reporters wishing to attend must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com. Photo ID required for entry.
The panel will consider a range of questions, including the following: What are the implications for gun-violence-prevention policy, legislation, reporting, and research under Trump-Pence? What role will the NRA play in the administration? What impact might legislation such as concealed-carry reciprocity have for gun-control efforts in cities such as New York? What new strategies are needed to promote balance between gun rights and public safety, or foster conversations between disparate people, groups, and factions along the oft-contentious U.S. gun debate?
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