Gun Safety: Responsible Use; Responsible Policy

Tuesday, March 14th, 7 to 8:45PM

Multnomah County Board Room

501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Learn about the issues and discuss with a panel–including public health experts, lawyers, and advocates

  • the statistics for Portland and Oregon
  • laws, bills and constitutional provisions
  • proposals to protect people’s safety and rights

The program is free and open to the public

The panel will include:

Lisa Millet
Director, Injury and Violence Prevention Program, Oregon Public Health Division

Jim Oleske
Associate Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Paul Kemp
Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership

Jenn Lynch
Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety

Marge Easley, Moderator

The panel will address the facts and statistics on firearms injuries and fatalities; the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and constitutional issues related to gun owners’ rights and responsibilities; gun safety precautions; and current and proposed laws on gun rights and safety.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. This program will be recorded by MetroEast Community Media for online streaming at lwvpdx.org and rebroadcast on Comcast channels 21 and 29 and Frontier channels 32 and 37. The League of Women Voters of Portland is grateful to the Multnomah Bar Foundation, the American Constitution Society and Ceasefire Oregon for their help in organizing this program.