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Guns in America: Rights, Myths, and Solutions

  • Risen Savior Church 1501 E. County Road 42 East Burnsville, MN, 55306 United States (map)

Sponsored by Protect Minnesota, featuring:
Matt Filner, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at Metropolitan State University
Bob Mokos, Everytown for Gun Safety Survivor Fellow, Gun Owner, and Risen Savior Parishioner
Rachael Joseph, Protect Minnesota Director of Outreach & Gun Violence Survivor
Rev. Nancy Nord Bence, Protect Minnesota Executive Director

The purpose of this event is to expose some of the myths around guns, the Second Amendment, and gun violence prevention, and to equip participants to speak intelligently on the need for common sense gun safety measures. 

Participants will learn about the history of the Second Amendment, meet gun violence survivors and hear their stories, and learn effective arguments to respond to the myths that too often surround discussions about gun violence. Active, respectful participation is encouraged and expected.

Agenda:
The Second Amendment: History, Interpretation, and Myths: Matt Filner
Survivors: The Personal Impact of American Gun Violence: Bob Mokos & Rachael Joseph
Policy & Advocacy: Speaking Confidently about Gun Violence Prevention
Links & Download:
Protect Minnesota Website
Everytown for Gun Safety Website
United States Conference for Catholic Bishops: A Mercy & Peacebuilding Approach to Gun Violence
There is no cost to participate in this event, though participants will be given an opportunity to contribute to a free will offering. 

We do ask for participants to R.S.V.P. for this event by Wednesday, October 18th, to assist us both in planning and material preparation. You can R.S.V.P. for this event by visiting: http://risensavior.org/social-justice-events/2017/10/22/guns-in-america-rights-myths-and-solutions?rq=guns