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PANEL CHAIR/PRESENTATION: Guns in Trump’s America

August 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:10 pm

Panel Chair/Presentation, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August, 11-14, 2018, “Guns in Trump’s America,”
EVENT: Panel Chair/Presentation: Guns and Violence in Trump’s America
DATE/TIME: Sat, August 11, 10:30am to 12:10pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Level 4, Franklin Hall 8

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. This panel combines journalists, activists, legislators, and academics to discuss gun policy and its 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? *What are the implications of gun proliferation for communities of color? *What role will the NRA play in shaping public policy? *What impact might legislation such as concealed-carry reciprocity have for policing? *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?