Gun Violence in America

The Second Amendment, assault weapons ban, gun rights vs. gun control, semi-automatic weapons, the gun lobby, ghost guns, red flag laws, universal background checks. These are but a few of the talking points amid the growing debate over how to prevent and reduce gun violence in America. In 2020 more than 40,000 people died from gun-related injuries, with many thousands more wounded at great human and financial cost. In this special four-part offering, Dr. Ed Laurance, an expert on the impact of armed violence on societies, informs this ever-expanding discussion that has now reached center stage in America. The text for this course is The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know

Dates: Mondays, Sept. 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10 (4 sessions)
Time:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fee:    $30
Place:  Livestream Zoom 

Dr. Ed Laurance is Professor Emeritus at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He has conducted research on and evaluated efforts to reduce armed violence throughout the world. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a combat veteran.