How do we talk about gun violence when it's not in the form of a mass shooting? We held a student town hall to discuss how local kids deal with the threat of violence locally, and how adults can respond.
When Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed new gun legislation into law earlier this year, he said it represented a compromise that would both make Virginians safer and respect the Second Amendment. But critics called the result lopsided in favor of gun rights supporters, and one national gun safety group, an arm of the national group created by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, is entering the fray. We talk with an advisor to the group and hear from political insiders and analysts about what it will take to bring about long-lasting change in the Commonwealth.
- Quentin Kidd Vice Provost; Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy, Christopher Newport University
- James “Jamie” Barnett Rear Admiral (ret.), United States Navy; Advisory Committee member, Virginia Coalition for Common Sense; partner, Venable
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