"The Politics of Guns in America" RSVP Form: hosted by UChicago Institute of Politics
The recent shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT has reignited a national conversation about guns and gun violence. Advocates for gun control say the tragedy this year – and others like it in Aurora, CO and Oak Creek, WI - underscore the need to toughen restrictions on gun availability and gun ownership. But the National Rifle Association says that won’t solve the problem – and argues that the way to prevent such tragedies in the future is through self-defense. They’ve called for armed security guards to be placed in every school in the nation.
So what should be done to reduce gun violence and prevent such tragedies? And why is the question of gun policy such a divisive, polarizing one in American politics? The University of Chicago’s non-partisan Institute of Politics is taking up those and other questions with leading voices on all sides of the issues. The conversation will examine the complicated politics of gun policy in America – and where it may be heading.
This event will take place on Tuesday, Jan 15th 2013 at 7pm in Logan Arts Center Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St.
Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis; however, to help us gauge attendance for the event, please complete this form if you plan to join us.
Important Note: All bags will be subject to a bag check. The University also will stream a live webcast of the event here: https://news.uchicago.edu/webcast/gun-violence-panel-discussion. This webcast will also be displayed on the “UChicago Live” tab on the UChicago Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/uchicago?sk=app_191025314254993