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Gun Policy in Trump’s America

February 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Trump administration promises broad expansion of gun rights in the U.S. As candidates, Trump-Pence ran with the full endorsement of the NRA and vowed to end gun-free zones in schools and airports, severely curtail gun-violence prevention efforts, and make it ever-easier for people to carry guns across state lines and into cities such as New York. These promises have already begun to come to fruition, with many more soon-to-come.

The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU invites you to join us for a panel discussion with leading legislators, activists, journalists, and academics to debate gun policy and it’s everyday effects under the most overtly pro-gun administration in modern memory. It will address questions such as,

  • What are the implications for gun-violence-prevention policy, legislation, reporting, and research under Trump-Pence?
  • What role will the NRA play in the new 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 US gun debate?

Panelests include:

  • Jonathan M. Metzl, Chair, Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health, and Society; Research Director, Safe Tennessee Project  (Introduction/Overview);
  • Rep. Stacey Newman, Democratic State Representative, Missouri House District 87, Missouri House of Representatives (Legislation);
  • Igor Volsky, Deputy Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund (Activism);
  • Lois Beckett, Senior Reporter,  Guardian US (Media/reporting);
  • Sandro Galea, Dean, School of Public Health, Boston University (Research)


February 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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